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The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
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Apr 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, books-read-in-2012

Won this book on a goodreads giveaway. I'm always fond of stories happening in Asia. Especially those set in the 60s. (Blame the movie In the mood for love.) I was sure to love the historical setting when I entered this giveaway.
Beginning is slow, with a lot of details and flashbacks. It took 150 pages to get me hooked, but after I couldn't let go. It's a beautiful story with vivid characters that meet History. The last half of the book is particularly gripping, with all the ties coming together.
It was the first time I was reading something from Vincent Lam. I liked his writing.

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Reading Progress

April 9, 2012 – Shelved
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: first-reads
April 18, 2012 – Started Reading
April 19, 2012 –
page 48
April 21, 2012 –
page 106
April 22, 2012 –
page 133
April 22, 2012 –
page 238
April 23, 2012 – Shelved as: books-read-in-2012
April 23, 2012 – Finished Reading

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