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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.
Following the steps of Orwell in Burma and bringing his oeuvre as a background throughout the text is very appealing but this is a travel book through the geography, the society... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
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 1 month ago by Sharon B. Buchbinder
Well written book paralleling Orwell's stories about dictatorships in fiction with reality in Burma. Read morePublished 2 months 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 3 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 4 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 9 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 10 months ago by Marty Klein