Book: Fires on the Plain

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Book: Fires on the Plain

Post by nafod » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:31 am

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Book about a jap soldier in the Philippines at the end of WWII who gets stranded, and slowly goes nuts while his fellow soldiers get routed and decimated. An easy read, page turner. Gets my rec.
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Re: Book: Fires on the Plain

Post by vern » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:35 am

Good book. I liked the movie too.
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Re: Book: Fires on the Plain

Post by nafod » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:14 am

vern wrote:Good book. I liked the movie too.
Which version? The 1959 one? They just came out with a remake in 2014. I'm going to Netflix one of them.
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Re: Book: Fires on the Plain

Post by vern » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:38 am

Shit, I didn't know they did a remake! Thanks for the heads up.

I'll check it out but I don't have high hopes. Japanese cinema has been pretty weak since Ozu and Kurosawa kicked.

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