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A moving account of a Manus asylum seeker

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-2020

I found the book hard to read at times. I felt a huge sense of shame. My government has caused this atrocity and inhumane treatment of these men. They are scapegoats. Behrouz’s use of repetitive language serves to reinforce his message of despair. It is almost lyrical. He manages to convey strong emotions and a sense of loss of freedom, well being, dignity and above all, loss of hope.

Lots of behind the news facts

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-2020

I enjoyed hearing the details of Meghan and Harry’s struggle to deal with the British press. They are taking on Goliath. The narrative was so easy to follow. U

Thoroughly enjoyed this novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-2019

The characters were very believable, almost to the point of thinking the story was a real-life story. The author created such interesting characters. The voice of the male roles did not sound authentic. Still, I look forward to the next book from this author.