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6 Reddit comments about Survival in the Killing Fields:

u/godofpumpkins · 24 pointsr/IAmA

The movie is a lot less extreme than Ngor's book, which has entire chapters with prefaces telling you to skip over them if you can't deal with things even more horrific than the rest of the book. I can't recommend the book enough, though.

No questions from me, but thanks for doing the AMA. More people need to know about it.

u/robotcaptain · 17 pointsr/history

I highly recommend Survival in the Killing Fields by Haing Ngor - https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Killing-Fields-Haing-Ngor/dp/0786713151/

u/antibread · 14 pointsr/MorbidReality

Not from this camp specifically but there is an excellent autobiography from someone who escaped alive. I read it about a decade ago and still remember how horrifying it was

First They Killed My Father

another relevant title:

The Killing Fields

Amazing how the atrocities in cambodia have gone largely unnoticed by the western world. pol pot was a supreme asshole. it was status quo to sentence people to death for things like... wearing glasses. thousands died just of starvation. cambodia is still deeply scarred by their violent past. Mass graves are still being discovered, and until fairly recently the jungles still had Khmer hideouts :(

u/pm_me_ur_big_balls · 3 pointsr/starterpacks

> but war can actually build national identity

Jesus christ... You have no sense of reason. You'll dismiss literally any hardship to fit your existing world view.

I'd really love to hear you tell a Cambodian that their civil war actually helped them be a better country. Read a fucking book you retard

u/marmalade · 3 pointsr/books

Survival In The Killing Fields by Haing S Ngor.

My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd.

If you're after genuinely frightening and affecting, how about some real-life horror? These books had me terrified for the protagonists' safety at various points. They are much more horrifying than most 'horror' books I've read, and you kinda learn about histories that you wouldn't ordinarily encounter by stealth. The first is a man watching his life and family get ripped apart by the Khmer Rouge; the second is a wannabe photojournalist travelling through Bosnia and surrounds in the early 90s to escape his heroin addiction.