Monday, July 18, 2011

The Bamboo Chest - Graham, Cork

The Bamboo Chest is a true story about a teenager's capture and imprisonment in Vietnam. The author tells his tale with introspection and humor, but that wasn't enough.  I don't typically read non-fiction and this book reinforced that decision.

Graham clearly thinks very highly of himself. There is some self-deprecating humor in this book, but entirely too much time is spent on how insightful and clever the author was.  This in spite of the author agreeing to look for Captain Kidd's treasure with a man that he shouldn't have trusted after knowing him only a couple of days. The story was worth finishing, but it didn't capture my interest and took me some time to plow through. Not recommended.

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