The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 26/03/2015
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Bleak and beautiful...
The protagonist is Dorrigo - an Australian surgeon, captured as a POW by the Japanese during the Second World War. Laced throughout these horrific experien... READ MORE
Gem - Wigan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
A novel of love, death and the ones we leave behind.
A novel of the Burma railroad, this makes for harrowing reading but will leave you appreciating the sacrifices and horrors our fathers and grandfathers end... READ MORE
Adam@Liverpool
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Love in Every Form
This heart-breaking novel explores love in every form. Dorrigo Evans is an Australian surgeon captured and put to work in a Japanese POW camp on the Burma ... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
VISERAL AND WONDERFUL ,BUT A DIFFICULT READ.
Based on the lives of Dorrigo Evans and Mr Nakmura,the first goes on to be a respected and fated surgeon,the latter an officer in the Imperial Japan Army. ... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor

Synopsis

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014 Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099593584
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 319g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Staggering
Oh. My. Goodness. One of the best things I've ever read. Beautiful, lyrical, poetic, easy to read, and appalling and moving at the same time. Knocked the s... READ MORE
Kiz
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Harrowing and poetic masterpiece
Winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize, this is a harrowing and poetic novel detailing the experience of Dorrigo Evans; an Australian doctor during his time s... READ MORE
soorploom
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
A happy man has no past, while and unhappy man has nothing else
A passionate adventure through the eyes of an Australian doctor forced into watching his men suffer as disease and starvation consume them whilst they’re b... READ MORE
Margaret
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
This book was the Man Booker Prize 2014, and reviews praised it, so I was looking forward to reading it. I found it heavy going though and gave up twice, ... READ MORE
Annette Hall
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH
I received this via Waterstones to read and review. I found it an interesting and informative read about the prisoners of war building the Burma Railway ... READ MORE
philatel
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Lives up to the hype
This book is unutterably sad but also totally brilliant. Richard Flanagan is that rare person a great storyteller & brilliant writer. This book deals with... READ MORE
Wacarare
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Brilliantly Written
My thanks to Waterstones for sending me a copy of this book to read and review. This is not a book I would personally have chosen to read but I am so very... READ MORE
Annette Keclik
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Why do people accept the unacceptable?
It took me a good few pages before I could get into this novel. The rapid change of locations and time periods left me wondering where I was, the omission ... READ MORE
Mykh
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Devasting. Harrowing. Brilliantly written
The Narrow Road To The Deep North, is the story of Dorrgio Evans. And of the love affair between himself and Amy MacVaney. A theme which continues througho... READ MORE
David Norman
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
I find it quite difficult to write a review of this book because it is unusually hard to separate a need to criticise it from the emotions aroused by it. ... READ MORE
Clairese
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The story started slowly but you are drawn into the lives of the characters and it was difficult to put down. He described life in the POW camp from both t... READ MORE
Patricia George
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Janet Anne Mitchell
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Powerful,raw story.
This novel was read by me and also my husband and we found it well written but very strong graphic material about the Japanese and captivity in their camps... READ MORE
Jane Parkes
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Beautifully written and haunting
My late father fought in Burma and I recall hearing him talk of some of the atrocities committed there by the Japanese. Richard Flanagan’s father was a sur... READ MORE
Lady Pammy
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
An amazing book
I was given this book a while ago but didn't read it immediately. That was a mistake! It was the most powerful, disturbing yet romantic and moving book ... READ MORE
Beryl Lewis
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
I hope this never happens again
to say a reading book can make you test your feelings -- I started to read and found i needed a break went back being prepared -- what i learnt was than... READ MORE
Louie