Booking Through Thursday
What’s your favorite book that nobody else has heard of? You know, not Little Women or Huckleberry Finn, not the latest best-seller . . . whether they’ve read them or not, everybody “knows” those books. I’m talking about the best book that, when you tell people that you love it, they go, “Huh? Never heard of it?”
The one that comes to mind first is The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz. Anyone heard of it? I'm not sure if it's a "known" book or not, so maybe you don't go "huh" when I mention it. This is a fascinating book about a guy who was in a POW camp in Siberia during WWII. He escaped and along with several others, made the trek to freedom in India.
I was just looking this up in Wikipedia to see if I remembered it all right and the article there says that this story is widely questioned.... that it's quite possible that it's not true at all. Well, dang about that! Oh well, true or not, the book is very good!