Free eBook Le Pont de la rivière Kwaï download
by Pierre Boulle
Author: Pierre Boulle
Publisher: Julliard; JULLIARD edition (January 27, 2011)
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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Boulle's idea for the book is certainly intriguing, but until the last few pages, it lacks drama
I liked it, but man 'o man, it annoyed me. A product of it's times (written in 1954), Kwai is both stereotypical and stiff in the telling of a 1942, WWII, Pacific Theatre event. Boulle's idea for the book is certainly intriguing, but until the last few pages, it lacks drama. They're referred to as children, savages, incompetent at every turn, incapable of accomplishing the feats of construction that the British can, or of running a well-organized camp; the Japanese commander, Saito, is repeatedly said to be 'shamed' by Colonel Nicholson's behavior, and to lash out in petty vengeance for it - there's no nuance to this portrayal.
Pierre Boulle (20 February 1912 – 30 January 1994) was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963), that were both made into award-winning films. Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captured and subjected to two years' forced labour. He used these experiences in The Bridge over the River Kwai, about the notorious Death Railway, which became an international bestseller
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Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, au cœur de la jungle thaïlandaise, les Japonais ont mis au travail des milliers de prisonniers anglais pour construire la voir ferrée Bangkok-Rangoon. Vivant symbole de la tradition britannique, le colonel Nicholson oppose aux injonctions et aux sévices de ses geôliers une résistance stoïque, jusqu'au jour ou ceux-ci consentent à respecter les conventions internationales sur les prisonniers de guerre.
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Book Description Ã ditions RenÃ Julliard. Mass Market Paperback. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.
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