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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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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. 1mo
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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. 9mo
ErinSueGreads A hobbit tarot deck??????? 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Graywacke I need to get to the book. 9mo
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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... 2y
Kimberlone The movie is great. Christian Bale and John Malkovich! I've been intending to read the book forever... 2y
Dragon Loved this book ! 2y
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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 😍 2y
HKGirl Haven't read it but I know the movie is good!! 2y
RealLifeReading I remember watching the movie when I was a kid! 2y
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Andrew65 Love this story and film. 2y
ApoptyGina69 Great book and film. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Bruuuuuutal book, but excellent. 2y
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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. 3y
melissajayne @Texreader I need 2 finish up the series 3y
MrBook Nice stack! 3y
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