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King Rat

by Clavell, James

Condition: Good/Good-


Garden City , NY: Nelson Doubleday, 1962. A nice reading copy. Pages are clean and bright. Binding is tight. Book and jacket show some shelfwear. Jacket has been mylared for protection. Jacket is worn and age toned.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Good/Good-. Mylared.

The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.From the Paperback edition.




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On Feb 23 2007, sweetbytch70 said:
  "Unforgettable story. Truly left a mark."


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