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The Last Empress by Anchee Min
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Jul 10, 2011

it was ok
Read in July, 2011

I did not enjoy this book nearly as much as Empress Orchid, but it was interesting and informative. For me, the feeling of The Last Empress was entirely different. It carried a sense of an historical account, instead of the pleasant story telling of Empress Orchid. If I had to guess, I would say Anchee Min compiled her facts and wrote the history of this woman's life, then added some personal sounding items for color. Granted, to some degree historical fiction works that way, but this book FELT like it to me. Still an interesting book, but not nearly as entertaining as The Last Empress.

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