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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
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Oct 03, 10

bookshelves: asia, war, written-by-poc, mainstream

Liked it, but not as much as Sea of Poppies. I don't know, I think the broad sweep of it meant that you didn't get quite as invested in the characters, because you didn't get to know them as well.

The most interesting parts were probably the parts about Arjun and his relationship with the Empire. Lots of really well-worded insights into the nature of colonialism.

What I liked best was that some of it took place in Sungai Petani. Nothing takes place in Sungai Petani! That was cool.
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