I have just spent the past month in South East Asia, where unfortunately/fortunately, I failed to sample the wines of Cambodia’s only vineyard. I did, however, read a number of books relevant to the region.
Whilst not necessarily sharing the same views as Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, his autobiography is superb and particularly pertinent to these sorry times. It would have been fascinating to hear what he would have had to say about some of our current leaders, were he still with us.
This is one of the most powerful books that I have ever read, covering one of the darkest periods of the twentieth century, the Cambodian genocide. The author played the lead role in the film ‘The Killing Fields’ and, in my opinion, his story is even more remarkable than that of Dith Pran, the real life individual, whom he portrayed in the aforementioned film.