Meert Alert SEP

Okay so the book is now…..promise not to change it….Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard. It is about a boy who lives in Shanghai. It’s right after the Pearl Harbor attack and so everything is chaos. He, Jim, is right in the middle of it. I’m not going to lie…I’m not that far in the book so I can’t really tell you a lot more. My grandpa is a WWII veteran. He served in the Pacific on little islands and the Phillipines. He has so many pictures and stories to tell. Every time I visit, it seems that he has a new one. He just turned 90 years old but he seems so healthy…..In fact he still shovels his driveway and goes golfing. I know he is getting old and he won’t be here forever so I would like to document as many stories as I can from him. He has so much history in him.  It would be interesting to compare my grandpa’s view with the boys view. 

There is also the whole atomic bomb aspect. I am planning to do engineering in college. I am not entirely sure what field but I am positive on the engineering part. I could go into the whole building of the bomb and the effects of it. I could also tie in the book Hiroshima by John Hersey. It talks about after the bombimgs and what happen to six specific individuals. It would be interesting to show a side that many people do not and have not thought about.

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Posted on January 20, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. There’s also the engineering of the Bridge over the River Kwai that you could link in as a possibility.

  2. though I do like the Hiroshima link.

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