The New York Times calls Railroad of Death a “harrowing account”

RailroadMichiko Kakutani writing in The New York Times (18 August 2014) cites John Coast’s memoir of forced labour on the Burma Railway as a “harrowing account” that is likely source material for Richard Flanagan’s Booker longlisted novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Kakutani writes that Railroad of Death makes “the fictionalised David Lean movie ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ – which used the building of the Burma Railway as a backdrop – seem gauzily romanticized.”

For the full report please click the following link here:  Railroad of Death – The New York Times – 8-18-14