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Not sure about this one...,
This review is from: The Glass Palace (Paperback)
I have given this book 3 stars, not as a comment on how well it is written, but on my own personal enjoyment of it. It concerns 3 generations of a family who have links to the last king of Burma, and takes place in Burma and India. It is undoubtedly a well researched and well written book. There just didn't seem to be enough feeling in it, I didn't sympathise with any of the characters and found I didn't really care about them. Perhaps it was just the subject matter......
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Initial post: 30 May 2011 14:28:47 BDT
S. Harvey says:
I couldn't agree more. I felt the background and politics were well described, only occasionally drifting into polemic and overstatement, but I also found no empathy which, given the length of the book is surprising. I especially felt the final mention of Uma and Rajkumar sleeping together in old age, given their past relationship, to be entirely unbelievable and indicative of the weakness of the characterisation.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 17:40:11 GMT
Couldn't have put it better myself!
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