Title: Mr. Two Bomb
Writer: William Coles
Year of publication: 2010
Review: As American bombers drop the first ever nuclear bomb onto Hiroshima, a despicable, selfish man is unaware that the first of two hells in upon him. Surviving the first blast, and escaping right into the clutches of the second detonation in Nagasaki, he ponders his luck. Deciding he has been given a second chance by fate. His commitment to change will lead him across the devastated streets of both cities in search of redemption. Through this vivid and dramatic tale, William Coles masterfully captures the horror of nuclear warfare through the eyes of its most vulnerable victims, while also poignantly critiquing the downfall of Imperial Japan. Touching and thought-provoking, Rostra’s choice.
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