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The Gift of Rain
The Gift of Rain
by Tan Twan Eng
Edition: Paperback

55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 18 Jun 2007
This review is from: The Gift of Rain (Paperback)
This is a most exciting Book by a new Author from which one can only hope that many future books will come.The story is so gripping that I was unable to put the book down for the last 100 pages.

The atmosphere is superbly achieved and one feels one could be living in Penang where the book is set in the 30s and 40s.The interplay between the various ethnic groups and the effect on them of WW2 cannot have been better portrayed.Although set in Penang the story could have easily been set elsewhere in Asia and will be of interest to millions of people for whom the problems of WW2 have not been much exposed to date.

But essentially this is an exciting story with some dramatic aspects that are not resolved until the final pages.


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