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Not Our War Kindle Edition
Drawing on the knowledge and experience gained during his long and varied career as an army medical officer, a paediatric surgeon and a family physician who has worked in various parts of the world, Sanjiva Wijesinha has crafted a series of short stories that are suffused with romance, drama and humour - and often carry a twist in the tail.
A superbly written and engaging collection set in places ranging from Sri Lanka during the war against the Tamil Tigers to the Falkland Islands in the nineteen eighties, Wijesinha's book is in the same league as George Sava's Surgery Holds the Door and Arthur Conan Doyle's Round the Red Lamp.
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- ASIN : B00BRSCXPY
- Publisher : Sanjiva Wijesinha; 1st edition (3 March 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 504 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 104 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,202,700 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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To me, "Not Our War" is a great book because its full of touching stories with practical lessons to be learnt. He taught me not only real life lessons, but also the nice phrases; like "never rush into giving someone tongue lashing you think they deserve, because chances are that you will end up regretting it" or another phrase "hold your horses before you rush to get angry - because more often than not you will find a simpler explanation of which brought your anger". He showed those universal phrases with a real story, how we should restrain our tongue or control our anger.
So I don't know what you are looking for in a book, but I can say, its worth it. I learnt a lot from the author, he made me to think and inspired me live a life of generosity and love.
Sensitive and poignant, this collection of very authentic human stories is almost like a non-academic study of an academic topic that modern sociologists undertake research: how are ordinary human beings affected by wars and military conflicts?
Deeply moving. Highly recommended
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I was genuinely touched, and recommend it highly.
I am from Sri Lanka, and the tone of the writer could be well understood by me as I was also a classmate of Sanjiva for many years.
What I dislike is that it may not be well accepted by any other than a Sri Lankan. They would not understand the culture and behaviour of our people.
Another aspect is that it looks as if Sanjiva has written this book after his lunch before his afternoon snooze. Off the cuff, if I be proverbial. It sometimes feels like reading our local newspaper's Kid's section stories.