Gripping stories about communism around the world
Another book about the Soviet system of forced-labor camps is "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" by Slavomir Rawicz. It has been made into the movie "The Way Back."
The first four are excellent books. Not only are they based on history, but they are very well written and quite suspenseful. I haven't read the last book on the list.
In looking for the Sepetys book "Beyond Shades of Gray" I found it under the title "Between Shades of Gray". FYI
Great idea. It's common for me to be reading a novel and quit on it because it twists history in the favor Communism. I almost stopped reading Timothy Hallinan's series set in Thailand when he basically blamed the Khmer Rouge takeover on the U.S. and never mentioned the word "Communist".
I have put two of Ruta Sepetys' novels on my Audible wishlist and am ordering a copy of Short Hair Detention. Thanks!
(You might add One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.)
The CCP has TOO MUCH to say about American film production! I believe the mega bucks of Chinese theater attendance is being used as leverage in deciding our film content. Not a good trend. Opppenheimer lost his security status due to communist affiliation, although he was mot a party member. Nolan chose to leave out material that I woud like to have had further explained. I'd like to see how the PBS special 'handled things' and would especially like to read 'American Prometheus'.
Thank you for your patience. I have now seen 'Oppenhiemer'. I think Director/Writer Nolan delivered a good first "cut'. There is a truly fine film, more or less, within the three hour 'march across time' I recently sat through. But far too many topics were given, IMO, litttle or no attention. Billed as a biopic, I was hoping to see much more of his culturally formative years. Specifically, I would have liked to seen portrayed how the respect ( adoration? ), of Marx and his teachings were nurtured within his corteri. For example, by the time he was coming of age, the horrific human buchery of Holodomore was wrapping up. Did he miss news of that? Did his friends? How? I'd like to see Nolan dive a little deeper, into this among several other areas, with the next cut.
Would like your take on the new film 'Oppenheimer'.