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The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin
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May 18, 10

bookshelves: mystery, historical, atwi80, may-pile, read2010
Read from May 08 to 18, 2010

The strength of the book resides in the depth of the characters. Their friendships, the atmosphere of Istanbul, Constantinople or Byzantium the city has had many names but is still a mystery. It's the people Yashim interacts with that make the book, the intricate mystery is somewhat muddled and well, not that interesting at the end of the day. But the web of intrigue, the relationships between the Greeks, the Muslims, the Franks, the Jews are what kept me reading.

Oh and Yashim cooking. That alone is worth reading. And his love of French books and his friendship with the Polish ambassador. All and all a wonderful read.

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