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The Far Pavilions
by M.M. Kaye
by M.M. Kaye
Jul 05, 10
Read in July, 2010
4 stars for parts of the book, maybe 40-60% of Ash's life and the book. I loved the first 200 pages, that was amazing, 5 STARS! The love story was thrilling and captivating because of the challenges involved. 1/3 of the books I would give 2 stars but that is only because I was not in the mood nor felt like I would remember the long factual accounts and sketches of British soldier life in India/Afghanistan. Those accounts were well written, but tediously detailed. I would have enjoyed a more succinct version. However, I feel the book was well researched and it gives a great historical reference of the time period and cultures of the British, Indian, and Afghanistan peoples. Would I recommend the book? Yes, but I would preface my recommendation with the fact that it has a great character, but this book is also meant to be historically informative and so it is not purely a pleasure read but educational. I learned much about the time period and East Indian and Afghanistan culture which helps me better understand the beliefs and political angst that occurs today in those regiouns.
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