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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
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Jan 24, 2010

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I'm sort of torn between 3 stars and 4 stars on this one - it started out as 4 stars and sort of devolved into 3 stars. I really liked the period detail and the info about the teak trade and the Burmese government. To a certain extent I thought it was interesting to understand a bit more about what was behind the Indian revolution against the British, but the book sort of became this collection of opinions about what was happening without a lot of detail about the actual events. It actually got kind of repetitive by the end. If the author would have maintained the same level of intertwining historical detail with fictional family history throughout, it would have been a more solid book.
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