Wow! Let's start with the fact that the cover is gorgeous, beautiful colors and design. Under the Naga Tail: A True Story of Survival, Bravery, and Escape from the Cambodian Genocide was heart wrenching yet captivating to read. I feel this is a book that everyone should read whether it's something you are interested in or not. I hate to admit that I had never heard of the Cambodian genocide before and reading this opened my eyes to so much that I have not been able to get it off my mind and have learned more since finishing this memoir. Reading the daily events that Mae and his family had to endure was hard and also heart breaking to think that people could treat others in such a way once again. So many details went into this yet you know its only a small picture of what they actually endured and that's unfathomable to me. This book was wonderfully written and I am thankful I had the chance to read it.