Friday, September 19, 2014

Thief of Glory

Jeremiah Prins enjoys life in the Dutch East Indies in 1942. Life is comfortable as the son of a school headmaster. But, all that comes tp a sudden halt when the Japanese invade and split his family apart, sending his father and step brothers off to a work camp, leaving Jeremiah to care fot his mother and younger siblings in their camp.
As the war brings out a brutal side of some people, it also draws the best out of others, as they reach their hands up to God. Will Jeremiah find peace in the middle of strife?
This book shows some interesting history, which is also a bit nasty. It is horrible what went on in the camps! I was a bit surprised at some of the story. It's not one of favorites, due to some of the very realistic scenarios it portrays. I think it is well written though, and I like that the author includes some of his own family history at the end.

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