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The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
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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 However, I feel the book was well researched and it gives a great historical reference of the time period and cultures of the British, Indian, and Afghanistan peoples.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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Teri *sigh* now I'm really feeling unmotivated!

Lauren DeAnn gave it 5 stars, there is hope. I think at this point in the pregnancy game I needed something a little faster paced :)

DeAnn It is slow paced at the last half of the book, but my favorite genre of book is historical novels so i was completely fascinated by it all :)

Kendra I totally agree with your whole review :) That's exactly how i felt about it too. Thanks for taking the time to write all of this so I would be motivated to read it too :)

Lauren Yay, I am glad you read it! It was definitely a memorable book although I can't remember details now, if that makes sense. The culture is interesting. I just watched life of pi and that was another interesting insight to hindu culture. Sadly this is really one of the last real books I have read, lol!

Kendra haha, I know you've been busy! You're kids are so stinkin' cute by the way. I'm glad I saw that you read this, I really liked this book

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