If you're looking for a history book-this is not the one for you.
I greatly enjoyed reading this book and it is nothing more than what it claims to be: a personal account of one man who survives incredible and tragic events.
He offers a rich description of Cambodia, housed in an unique perspective. However, I never got bogged down in description that was too dense.
It is a profound, but accessible read. I picked it up primarily for greedy glimpses of Angkor. Though that's not quite what I got, I was more than satisfied with the journey on which Bizot took me.