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I'd rate the style OK and the overall writing good because it left a strong impression on me. I found the story disturbing but credible, and the ending brilliant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by drina frances oldroyd
Amazing insight into the claustrophobic life of an ex-pat wife in the Middle East. Very relevant to today despite having been written a while ago.Published 2 months ago by S H.
I love Hillary Mantel's writing. That said, this book was somewhat mysterious. She did a good job portraying the isolation of a European woman in an Arab culture. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Avid Reader
I lived in Jeddah for 18 months in the 1960's. Mantel has captured the atmosphere so well it was almost painful to read!Published 5 months ago by David Blakemore
Though it is now 30 years on from when novel is set, I am currently living in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. If anything, things are more restrictive now. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pandora
Good book. That's all I have to say,to get out of this mandatory field and close out the book on my pad.Published 5 months ago by DLW
Clinically depressed woman spends a few months in Saudi Arabia and hates it.Published 6 months ago by Jean Ottignies
If you have ever wondered what it would be like, for a European or American to live in Saudi Arabia, then you must read this. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chey Cobb