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Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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A young boy living in China at the outbreak of World War II is separated from his wealthy parents, forced to forage for survival in Shanghai's foreign quarter, interned in a Japanese prison camp, and, eventually, reunited with his family, in a new edition of the award-winning autobiographical novel. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Graywacke
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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Took me a while, but here it is. My #bookerdozen (The order was chosen by pic-collage. 😁)

Thank @Liz_M for the prompt and @vivastory for the inspirational. I‘ll list the titles in comments

Graywacke Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (2005)
Prophet Song by Paul Lynch (2023)
In Ascension by Martin MacInnes (2023)
The Colony by Audrey Magee (2022)
An Island by Karen Jennings (2021)
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli (2019)
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Graywacke Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson (2019)
Milkman by Anna Burns (2018)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2009)
Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah (1994)
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (1987)
Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard (1984)
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Liz_M Thanks for the tag. The only two books I've read are also on my booker dozen. I guess I need to wishlist the other 10. 4mo
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Graywacke @Liz_M Start with Moon Tiger. 🙂 4mo
Suet624 Lost Children Archive ❤️ 4mo
Graywacke @Suet624 I second that heart. What a special book! If I were ranking, Moon Tiger 1, LCA 2. I think 4mo
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Mehso-so

This has been a popular novel, but I thought it was just okay. It wasn't bad, I was just hoping for a little bit more.

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kaysworld1
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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Short little audio only about 2 1/2 hours long.
Interesting little story about the nuclear bombing in Japan through a kids eye's 🤔
First book down for #spookoweenreadathon

#readingthelibrary #librarybook #audiobook #history

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gerry_mander
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard

"Jim glanced at the people around him, the clerks and the coolies and peasant women, well aware of what they were thinking. One day China would punish the rest of the world, and take a frightening revenge."

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gerry_mander
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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Amazing story of WW2 in China, seen through the eyes of a boy called Jim. Interesting in that theres often a war in Jims mind about whos side hes on, who he should trust, where he should go, is the war actually over? He sees so much and understands so little, like any child would in wartime, and yet his desire to survive is seemingly neverending.

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LiterRohde
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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“I learned a new word today: atom bomb. It was like a white light in the sky, like God taking a photograph.”

#QuotsyMay19 | 21: #Empire

📷: Made with Typorama

Graywacke Such a great book and movie and line. 5y
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melissajayne
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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A very young Christian Bale. Have seen some portions of the movie, but have never read the book.

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Leftcoastzen
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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#Octoberphotochallenge #tarottakeover #thesun saw the movie , have not read the book though I like JG Ballard.Card from the Hobbit tarot deck.

Graywacke Book is good too. Saw this movie in my formative teens and it left its imprint. 6y
Erinsuereads A hobbit tarot deck??????? 6y
Leftcoastzen @Graywacke I need to get to the book. 6y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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J. G. Ballard went #missing from his parents during the invasion of China by Japan during World War II. His odyssey of survival is truly incredible.

Also I always felt like there was a finger #missing on the cover. Like a cartoon character was holding the plane or something.

And check out baby Christian Bale playing Jim Ballard on the cover of the movie! #MayBookFlowers

BookInMyHands And so began my Christian Bale crush as a young girl... 7y
Kimberlone The movie is great. Christian Bale and John Malkovich! I've been intending to read the book forever... 7y
Dragon Loved this book ! 7y
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LeahBergen
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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And yet another book that's been languishing on the TBR shelf for years. #Sunshine #MayBookFlowers

TheLondonBookworm Pretty one 😍 7y
HKGirl Haven't read it but I know the movie is good!! 7y
RealLifeReading I remember watching the movie when I was a kid! 7y
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Andrew65 Love this story and film. 7y
ApoptyGina69 Great book and film. 7y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Bruuuuuutal book, but excellent. 7y
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melissajayne
Empire of the Sun | J. G. Ballard
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Picked up a bunch of books from the library this afternoon.

Texreader @melissajayne Yay Deborah Harkness! I've got to read that last one too. 8y
melissajayne @Texreader I need 2 finish up the series 8y
MrBook Nice stack! 8y
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