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A real disappointment...,
This review is from: The Chains of Heaven: An Ethiopian Romance (non-fiction) (Paperback)
The enchanting title and emotive sub-title lend the reader to think that he/she's going to travel into a country bathing in spiritual and meaningful atmosphere. None of it! Marsden's prose is so flat, so prosaic, so bent on recording mostly trivia or digging up bits of history from books he consulted at the London Library, that the only atmosphere you end up with is BOREDOM. A sin for a travel writer!
Two stars feels almost generous...