Burmese Days

Paperback, 376 pages

English language

Published Sept. 30, 2004 by 1st World Library.

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Ir is a decent read, a study in the depravity of British colonialism, yet the whole romantic subplot completely dulled an already somewhat edgeless story.

"No, you don't understand. You couldn't. You don't realize just what kind of pressure is put on one to make one do things like that. There was nothing to make me sign the notice. Nothing could have happened if I'd refused. There's no law telling us to be beastly to Orientals—quite the contrary. But—it's just that one daren't be loyal to an Oriental when it means going against the others. It doesn't do. If I'd stuck out against signing the notice I'd have been in disgrace at the Club for a week or two. So I funked it, as usual."

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