Really enjoyed this novel. Clearly based on sound research but written very allowing the evidence stayed in the background while the plot, characters and powerful emotions took centre stage. The web link above gives the outline of the story. For me the book's strength is in the way the story embraces all those affected by Military Rule and stretches this effectively into future generations. In places the scenery was in danger of taking over but these passages helped to set the pace of what happened to match that of the characters experience. A very good read. 4.5 stars.
Finishing one book set me thinking about all the books around me this summer ... here's a few pics.
|I'm learning a lot from this book but need more practice at image transfer with Gel medium|
|I heard this author interviewed on BBC World service .. looking forward to starting this tonight|
Another purchase after an author interview but I'm struggling with this even though its set in New Zealand and I recognise much of the geography
A bit tedious! I'm trying to read two pages a day to improve my French!!!