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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
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Jul 13, 2011

really liked it

This was a long but very good book. It spans the time from 1885 through the mid-1990's, and takes place in Burma, Malaysia, and India. Though it's definitely a novel, there are some historical figures that are treated as characters in the book, and historical events told by Ghosh but learned by his research and access to journals and face-to-face first-person accounts. It met my requirements for a good book: very well written, beautiful prose, well-defined characters who's inner thoughts we're given access to, and a compelling and extremely interesting story. Read the Goodreads synopsis and other reviewers for a sketch of the story. This "review" is simply my own notes to remind me that I did read and liked the book.
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Drelisabethleembruggen Can't wait until I have time to savour this one! ;D

Elise Hamilton Yes, it's delicious read. I've read two in a row that were very disappointing, and a waste of precious reading time. Glass Palace is a much-welcome antidote.

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