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A missed opportunity to tell an interesting story
on 30 April 2015
This book is just ok in my opinion which was a disappointment having read the previous rave reviews. The style of writing is fairly basic and repetitive - maybe some of the nuance was lost in translation - and sometimes hysterical. An interesting premise but let down by a lack of depth regarding description of how the changes in social and political situation directly affected the characters' lives. Also I felt the main character's personality was inconsistent; one minute she's a radical, one minute a religous zealot. All in all, an interesting concept let down by distinctly average prose.