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Reading this book has caused me to go back and re-read, with much greater insight, "Burmese Days."
If you have patience and an interest in learning more about the country of Burma, I would definitely recommend reading the book.
Author Emma Larkin travels to the places where writer George Orwell was posted during the 1920s in Burma.
A wonderful trip into an unknown nation on the heels of a very well known author, this book gives you detours, side trips, and insights into the original Orwellian world. A keeper!Published 28 days ago by Sharon B. Buchbinder
Well written book paralleling Orwell's stories about dictatorships in fiction with reality in Burma. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dregan
Read Burmese Days and 1984 first. Fantastic book. The author taught me a great deal about Burma and her people in a most pleasurable way.Published 2 months ago by Beecher
I had read Emma Larkin's Everything is Broken about the aftermath of Hurricane Nargis, so I had some idea that this is an informed book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wiwat
Author appears to have spent a lot of time travelling Myanmar as the changing societal norms were evolving. Recommend the book if planning to go off the tourist paths.Published 8 months ago by Gregario
mostly well-written, altho occasionally self-indulgent and overwrought. while she talks about how people have suffered under the military regime, she says very little about how... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Marty Klein
I read this as I prepared to travel to Burma/Myanmar. It's also very interesting if you are a fan of Orwell. I had no idea that his books were about Burma. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Peppermint Patty