Here’s a favorite quote from King Rat:
Writing can be just about the most important job in the whole world. If it’s any good…. A writer can put down on a piece of paper an idea—or a point of view. If he’s any good he can sway people, even if it’s written on toilet paper. And he’s the only one in our modern economy who can do it—who can change the world.
For some thoughts on the novel, check out my post on Asian Books Blog about King Rat.
When and Why I Read King Rat
I’m re-reading this novel for Asian Books Blog. I read it in 2001.
Genre: fiction (historical)
Date started / date finished: 14-Jan-18 to 26-Jan-18
Length: 352 pages
Originally published in: 1962/1983
Amazon link: King Rat