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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've ever read!, 25 Jun 2009
This review is from: Song of Time (Hardcover)
This is one of the best books I've ever read. The only one I know that is better is Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. What makes it so beautiful is the deep humanity and emotional richness of the lead character Roushana. Her recollections of our future, events of the twenty first century, somewhat foreseable from today 2009, are spectacular for their realism and depth of feeling. Global warming underpins much of what unfolds. Not just extreme weather in Birmingham, floods in London, Venice disappearing under the waves, but also the impact of floods of refugees from Bangladesh and elsewhere are described as sea levels rise and monsoons fail. The nuclear war between India and Pakistan is so well described, in the international chaos that enues. The book dwells frequently on classical music and does it so well as a metaphore for the richness of the human experience. This is one of those rare books that really touches your heart. Read it!
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