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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Victims and Perpetrators? Testimony of Young Khmer Rouge Comrades (Documentation Series No. 1) - Meng-Try Ea,  Sorya Sim I've been looking for something like this for some time. It's collected testimony of (mostly) youth who were impressed into or volunteered for Khmer Rouge service. These young cadres describe their experiences as Khmer Rouge soldiers, farmers, and other roles before and during the Cambodian genocide. Their quotes are lightly contextualized with historical explanation and a framing narrative. There isn't much available that helps the reader understand the experience of Khmer Rouge cadres from their own perspective, so this is a very useful monograph.