[KINDLE] ✾ When Broken Glass Floats ❂ Chanrithy Him – Ivogue.co.uk



10 thoughts on “When Broken Glass Floats

  1. says:

    Normally, I can t wait to get to bed I can t wait to lie in bed and read The house is quiet, the kids are asleep, the tv is off just quality time with a book But when reading this book, reading wasn t always pleasant This is really not a book you read to to enjoy it or to be pulled into another world and explore it I read this in part because my boyfriend recommended it, in part because we sponsor a child in Cambodia and in part because I didn t know much about the Khmer Rouge and wanted Normally, I can t wait to get to bed I can t wait to lie in bed and read The house is quiet, the kids are asleep, the tv is off just quality time with a book But when reading this book, reading wasn t always pleasant This is really not a book you read to to enjoy it or to be pulled into another world and explore it I read this in part because my boyf...


  2. says:

    In preparation for our trip to Cambodia and the Killing Fields near Phnom Penh I read three books In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, and When Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him Each of the three books was about a young girl who, with their families, suffered under the Khmer Rouge communist regime and their genocide campaign The Khmer Rouge took control of Phnom Penh, its last obstacle to ruling all of Cambodia, on April 17th, 1975 They turned t In preparation for our trip to Cambodia and the Killing Fields near Phnom Penh I read three books In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, and When Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him Each of the three books was about a young girl who, with their families, suffered under the Khmer Rouge communist regime and their genocide campaign The Khmer Rouge took control of Phnom...


  3. says:

    This book is so depressing it would make Pollyanna eat a gun.However, it was incredibly powerful and moving I put the book down a few times, refusing to pick it up again I skimmed some of theawful parts 3 year o...


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    I think people are generally reluctant to give this book a low rating due to it s subject matter Seeing as how the author actually experienced the atrocities she described it would be a pretty low blow to critique a book that is essentially her story as she experienced it However it needs to be said that the writing was pretty juvenile The dialogue is really stilted and the characters were pretty undeveloped A really complex situation was pretty much boiled down to bad guys vs good guys with I think people are generally reluctant to give this book a low rating due to it s subject matter Seeing as how the author actually experienced the atrocities she described it would be a pretty low blow to critique a book that is essentially her story as she experienced it However it needs to be said that the writing was pretty juvenile The dialogue is really stilted and the characters were pretty undeveloped A really complex situation was pretty much boiled down to bad guys vs good guys with the good guys being people in her family or who she befriended and the bad guys being all of the Khumer Rouge I am in no way saying that the work she is doing and the writing of the book are not valuable.Both endeavors shed light on the atrocities ordinary Cambodians faced under Pol Pot which is important for people for whom this conflict seems too far , too long ago and too foreign to know about Having said that, I think the book would have definitely benefited from some stru...


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    This turned out to be one of the very best personal accounts of survival during the Pol Pot Regime I ve read eight others, mostly by women who were children or in their early teens at the time Chanrithy Him s prose is smooth and engrossing after the first chapter, which was hard to get through, full of angry bitterness over her experiences perfectly understandable, but it doesn t draw the reader in, just establishes a barrier After this, however, she warms up to her subject and paints a vib This turned out to be one of the very best personal accounts of survival during the Pol Pot Regime I ve read eight others, mostly by women who were children or in their early teens at the time Chanrithy Him s prose is smooth and engrossing after the first chapter, which was har...


  6. says:

    I was pretty clueless about the Cambodian genocide under the rule of the Khmer Rouge We were headed to Cambodia a few years ago and a friend suggested this book Don t read this book in public I wept like a baby when I read of the torture and loss of this sweet little girl She is actually close to my age and has lived many lives I came away from this book not only educated, but grateful, sad, disgusted and amazed at the will to live God does hear our prayers Chanrithy writes with such powe I was pretty clueless about the Cambodian genocide under the rule of the Khmer Rouge We were headed to Cambodia a few years ago and a friend suggested this book Don t read this book in public I wept like a baby when I read of the torture and loss of this sweet little girl She is actually close to my age and has lived many lives I came away from this book not onl...


  7. says:

    M nh bi t n cu n h i k n y t l c d nh i Cambodia, v sau c, v sau i Nh nhan , n k v cu c i c a t c gi s ng d i th i Khmer , t khi l m t c b con s ng sung t c, n ng y PhnomPenh th t th , r i lay l t t i khi may m n v t bi n sang Thailand r i c b o l nh sang USA.Ch c c quy n C ng s n b p ngh t i s ng ng i d n Cambodia, b p ngh t c th ch t l n tinh th n , th i , kh ng c quy n c h c v kh ng m t k tr th c n o c s ng s t kh M nh bi t n cu n h i k n y t l c d nh i Cambodia, v sau c, v sau i Nh nhan , n k v cu c i c a t c gi s ng d i th i Khmer , t khi l m t c b con s ng sung t c, n ng y PhnomPenh th t th , r i lay l t t i khi may m n v t bi n sang Thailand r i c b o l nh sang USA.Ch c c quy n C ng s n b p ngh t i s ng ng i d n Cambodia, b p ngh t c th ch t l n tinh th n , th i , kh ng c quy n c h c v kh ng m t k tr th c n o c s ng s t kh ng c t nh c m gia nh, kh ng m u t , kh ng anh ch em, ch c ng ch l m ...


  8. says:

    Heavy and depressing, not many books make me cry Still I could not put it down If you really want to knowabout life under the Khmer Rouge and the genocide that occurred in the 70s, read this book.


  9. says:

    This book started off slow but really picked up Chanrithy s riveting account of surviving the killing fields of Cambodia and living under the Khmer Rouge kept me turning the pages, holding my breath, and praying that every person in her family makes it out alive Sadly this is not the case Throughout her story she loses her father, mother and half her siblings through awful circumstances The Him family is driven from their home, starved, forced into hard labor camps that benefits the Khmer L This book started off slow but really picked up Chanrithy s riveting account of surviving the killing fields of Cambodia and living under the Khmer Rouge kept me turning the pages, holding my breath, and praying that every person in her family makes it out alive Sadly this is not the case Throughout her story she loses her father, mother and half her siblings through awful circumstances The Him family is driven from their home...


  10. says:

    A book detailing a child s survival in 1970 Cambodia is not a novel Highs and lows orchestrated by the author are absent here This is not a feel good story It is a stark revelation of what it meant to be a child under one of the most ruthless regimes in Asia.This is the early 70s, when Cambodia became an experiment in radical socialism, and the Khmer Rouge took power and attempted to return the country to its pure , peasant history Intellectuals were persecuted, farmers lauded and the entir A book detailing a child s survival in 1970 Cambodia is not a novel Highs and lows orchestrated by the author are absent here This is not a feel good story It is a stark revelation of what it meant to be a child under one of the most ruthless regimes in Asia.This is the early 70s, when Cambodia became an experiment in radical so...


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When Broken Glass Floats In A Mesmerizing Story, Chanrithy Him Vividly Recounts Her Trek Through The Hell Of The Killing Fields She Gives Us A Child S Eye View Of A Cambodia Where Rudimentary Labor Camps For Both Adults And Children Are The Norm And Modern Technology No Longer Exists Death Becomes A Companion In The Camps, Along With Illness Yet Through The Terror, The Members Of Chanrithy S Family Remain Loyal To One Another, And She And Her Siblings Who Survive Will Find Redeemed Lives In America.A Finalist For The Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.