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Every week the Literary Book Blog asks that participants answer a question-here is the question for this week
What literary title (fiction or non-fiction) do you love that has been under-appreciated? We all know about the latest Dan Brown, and James Patterson isn't hurting for publicity. What quiet masterpiece do you want more readers to know? I return all follows from fellow literary book bloggers
This is an interesting question
My neglected master work is set in the jungles of Burma during WWII. It is about the special mission of a Japanese soldier brought on by the conflict of the war with his Buddhist faith. It is Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama. This book, by a Japanese soldier, is a hauntingly beautiful anti-war classic, first published in 1948. Soon there will be no one left alive who fought in WWII. This book will show us how one man faced the horrors he saw and at the same time tried to be a good soldier.