Saturday, January 16, 2010

Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

This is the true story of Roy Hallums kidnapping, captivity and rescue One of my concerns going into this book is that it might be too gruesome or overly emotional. But what I found was that Roy was able to tell his story with great clarity without striking fear in the heart of the reader. In fact, it is a story that provides great hope. Roy was able to describe in detail that brought one into the world that he was trapped for 311 days.
The story is easy to read and well told. He not only reveals his plight, but that of his family as well. He uses excerpts from his daughter's journal and from different interviews that occurred during his kidnapping. His time keeping allowed me to remember what I was doing during his time line. Which really gave his story a life that I did not expect. I also learned a great deal about the culture present in Iraq. His story also gave me renewed respect for our armed forces in Iraq. Their tireless work and the prayers of many people allowed this story to end with a homecoming.

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