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Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks
by Akira Yoshimura
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extremely powerful book, 15 Jan 2003
This review is from: Shipwrecks (Paperback)
The power of this book comes from the fact that Yoshimura does not word out Isaku's emotions- he simply states his actions, and his feelings are clear. This makes this book even the more evocative, as you follow its compelling and poweful story.
Also, as a fairly quick read, this book is a must-have


The Glass Palace
The Glass Palace
by Amitav Ghosh
Edition: Paperback

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written book, 15 Jan 2003
This review is from: The Glass Palace (Paperback)
This is the best book I have read in months. The prose is elegant and sophisticated, and the characters are described in a subtle, imaginative way. The fact that the book is so long allows the reader to become a part of the story, and become attached to the main characters. I think the fact that the story or people's lives are suddenly changed by coincidence or accident is a good idea, and instils in you the feelings of the characters. Definitely worth a read.


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