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East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
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May 11, 2010

it was ok
Read in May, 2010

When I started this book I was really excited about it and could hardly put it down. I thought maybe I had found another The Far Pavillions. I did like some of the descriptions about India, the people, the food, the poverty ect. and I was quite interested for about 250 pages but I began feeling like the story began to drag a bit and I was just reading a so so romance novel, but then again, it wasn't a romance. Then because there is a bit of a mystery I hoped that the author would develope that part of the story a bit more but once again, I was let down. It wasn't a mystery. I didn't really care for Viva one of the characters, she was so emotionally constipated that she drove me crazy. Another thing that bothered me about the book is that this book takes place in the early thirties when people were supposedly a little more moral than they are today and that "good girls" didn't sleep around. I felt that these characters had todays morals instead of the thirties.
I had hoped for a great epic adventure and was very dissapointed. Maybe I had too many expectations but I think this book was a waste of my time.
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message 1: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca I read this book awhile back and totally agree, but your emotionaly constipated really made me smile!

Susan Sample I think you mistake our imagining of the morals of the 1930s with the actual morals of the time. In the late 20s, when the book begins, there was plenty of sex happening.

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