The Devil of Nanking

The Devil of Nanking

Paperback - 2006
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Grey has come to Tokyo in pursuit of a past she doesn'tunderstand, searching for a lost piece of film supposedly taken during theinfamous Nanking Massacre in 1937. But the only man who can help her won't.Increasingly desperate in an alien city, Grey takes a job at an unsavoury club.There, one terrifying customer, rumoured to possess a secret health elixir,becomes suddenly interested in her. Now Grey is about to uneart the horrorthat links the present with the past.

A finalist for three British Crime Writers' Association Daggerawards, The Devil of Nanking is a harrowing look at life, deathand the relentless power of the past.

Publisher: Toronto, ON :, HarperPerennial,, 2006
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780006395072
Branch Call Number: MYS HAY
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 21 cm

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jazpur
Sep 06, 2017

The past links with the present as a student with tenacity searches for an historical piece of film from the Nanking massacre during the Sino-Japanese war of 1937. Not for the squeemish but Mo Hayder has achieved a fascinating and informative novel.

multcolib_susannel Jan 25, 2015

Inspired by a real fragment of film taken during the 1937 Nanking massacre, the author creates a heroine who once found mention of the film and will not rest until she sees it.
The truth about the atrocities that were committed during the massacre and how they relate to her present life are not for the faint hearted.

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loudem
Aug 12, 2013

We've got two stories melting into one. Good drive. Odd subject. Best part is the end when Grey tries to escape inside the house. Great suspence. Again, odd premise. But the story "around" this odd premise is masterful.

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BlueHippo
Apr 03, 2013

I found this book quite interesting since I knew very little about the actual historical event at Nanking. The main characters do not sseem very wel developed and are a little strange, but the story is an excellent tale and is based on actual events.

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dmirza
Sep 27, 2012

Great book. Left me feeling both sad and angry at the same time.

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vheckley
Mar 28, 2012

I loved this book. It was fascinating delving into the Japanese history with the twisting storyline running through at the same time.

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Eil_1
Apr 11, 2011

Fabulous book - an Asian must-read

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