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28 March 2017

Blog Tour: Reviews: Bamboo Trilogy by Ann Bennett


Source: Review Consideration | Blog Tour

I'm doing something a little differently here - I am reviewing the trilogy as a whole. Although all three books stand up fantastically in their own right, this delightful (and heartbreaking) trilogy comes together to paint an astounding portrait of Thailand during World War Two.

Click on the book covers above to be taken to my individual reviews.

5 Words on Bamboo Heart: Family, revenge, war, friendship, loyalty.
5 Words on Bamboo Island: Memories, family, love, passion, war.
5 Words on Bamboo Road: Family, loyalty, war, resistance, memories.

As a whole this trilogy is a fantastic glimpse into a war-torn Asia. I loved how family bonds and friendship and loyalty ties the series together as a whole, set against the harsh background of war in an occupied country.

There are threads of mystery throughout each of the stories, and this kept me reading. I wanted so badly to uncover the secrets of the past.

The characters are fantastic. I think my favourite is probably Laura, from Bamboo Heart, the descendant of a POW. I just loved how she was strong enough to pretty much put her life on hold, how she had this sparkling curiosity and large heart.

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