3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The first half is fab - 5 stars, the second half disappointing...,
This review is from: Samarkand (Paperback)
I was hooked by the first couple of paragaphs and loved the first story about Omar, [I could have done with a family tree, or a diagram of how everyone was linked to one another (!) and some maps would have been helpful though]it really is beautifully written.
I was so disappointed with the second story though and would have preferred the book to continue in the same vein as the first.