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I read this book for the first time over a year ago and I still think about it almost every day.
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.
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 days ago by F. Copeman
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 26 days 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 1 month ago by Peppermint Patty
This is a very useful and informative narrative for anyone interested in George Orwell or his ideas. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ralph Grimes
Emma Larkin (a pseudonym) doesn't find much of Orwell, but uses her quest to trace his footsteps and describe the rule of the military that has only recently been relaxed. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Don O. Noel Jr.
This book is hard to categorize. It's a part travelogue part history, part literary criticism and part contemporary reporting. It's also entirely absorbing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by diane antonich
having just returned from Myanmar - 15 March 2013 - this is an excellent book to read before, during or after the trip. It put the 'problems' into perspective. Read morePublished 9 months ago by jang
This item arrived on time and it was just as described! Highly recommended and great to do business with! Thanks.Published 10 months ago by doodlebug
I downloaded the book on the Kindle and read it while in Myanmar 2013. I was expecting more of a historical account of Burma during Orwell's time and about his family's connection... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Not a big reader