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Jean, North London Collegiate School, Jeju, South Korea

Salt to the Sea

This is a beautiful book that makes the readers question the author's limits to touch the deepest emotions hidden in our souls. Set in the end of World War 2, it views war through the eye of four different individuals who each bears different scars in their hearts. It also follows their spiritual journey that unwinds as they adapt to accepting the most outrageous things with mere simplicity of life and desire to survive, and animalistic instincts begins to dominate over human conscience.
Most of all, it draws our attention to the long-ignored incident at the end of World War 2 and how what are a few words scribbled on a history textbook to our generation had actually affected millions of lives, vividly illustrating the real brutality of war. It doesn't emphasize the cruelty nor adorn it with colourful words-it simply faces the reality, and I believe that is the real beauty if this book.

Posted on: 12th May 2017 at 09:12 am

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