Winner of the German Critics Award for Crime Fiction - 2004
Winner of the Premier Special Director Book Award Semana Negra, Spain - 2007
Zero Hour in Phnom Penhis a brilliant detective story that portrays - with no illusion - Cambodia’s adventurous transition from genocide and civil war to a free-market economy and democratic normality. Zero Hour in Phnom Penh is a rare stroke of luck and a workof art, from which one can always draw more stories and levels of meaning....an all too human, timeless, historical and philosophical novel.
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What would have made Zero Hour in Phonm Penh better?
More description, more history, better characters and better writing
What could Christopher G. Moore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Re-write it several time
What three words best describe Dan Russell’s performance?
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Any additional comments?
I really did not enjoy this book. I read it just prior to a trip to Cambodia hoping it would add some insight into Phnom Penh after the Vietnamese Army left the country and the UN came in to try and re-establish some semblance of order. I found the novel flat with unconvincing characters, predictable (and just plain boring) plot points, pallid descriptions and the occasional historical inaccuracy thrown in just to really irritate me.
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