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Good, but typical Booker exoticism
on 18 December 2006
A nice coming of age story, but a little formulaic in my opinion, and fortunate upon the Booker prize favouritism towards exoticism and the post-colonial. I found this a good read, but a little tedious and plot-less in places. If you like Rushdie and the other 'exotic' Booker authors, you'll like this, but for me this just didn't really have enough 'bite' to make me want to re-read.