Saturday, January 30, 2010

Buried Alive (Review)

BURIED ALIVE by Roy Hallums

Roy Hallums decided to go to his office to do a little work, while he waited for dinner to be served. Suddenly, he found himself surrounded by four armed men, and kidnapped, along with 6 others, from a compound in Baghdad Iraq. One of the other victims, Robert Tarongoy, a Filipino, remained with him through most of the 311 days he was held in captivity. They were held, sometimes in homes, sometimes in sheds, and for the major portion of the time, in an underground hole under the floor of a house about 40 miles from Baghdad. There wasn’t room to stand, and the only light they had was a five watt bulb, which was turned off most of the time.

This is Mr. Hallums own account of that 311-day captivity, never knowing if or when he would be fed, allowed use of a bathroom, beaten, or even killed.

I really enjoyed, if you can call reading of someone’s misery and misfortune enjoyable, reading how Mr. Hallums managed to keep count of the days, and his sanity, during his captivity, and how most of his thoughts were of his daughters and grandchild.

Worth reading

No money was paid for this review. I recieved the book free, to read and review. Published by Thomas Nelson Inc.