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The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay
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bookshelves: first-reads, mine, historical-fiction, 2012, read-in-2012
Read from July 14 to 23, 2012



This book should have been a 4/5 star book. It started off slowly, but grabbed my interest after about 30 pages. Interesting characters, but I didn't really like any of them. That being said, they were well- developed and interesting enough to keep me reading. I have to confess, that I often read the end of a book, if the story has really involved me with the characters. I still go back and read the rest of the book, but I am disappointed if everything is tied up and all the questions answered in the last 20 or so pages. Even more disappointing, is being left with questions. I found myself wondering if at least two more chapters got lost somewhere. Will be interested to know if this book is the first in a series. I knew nothing about Cambodia and the Khmer history, other than the names, as I was a college student during the Vietnam War. Would like to learn more.
Thank you, First Reads.
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07/18/2012 page 153
46.0% "Sure wish a map or two appeared somewhere in this book. I hate having to drag out an atlas to get perspective. Started out slowly, but now I am hooked."

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