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I've now started this book 3 times and not got past chapter 3 each time.
For the properly curious, there is also a discussion of Sharia law and how it could be reasonably and rationally applied, but I will leave that for the reader.
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McDonald weaves a wonderful tale where the location and the plot are intimately joined. With rich characterization and several compelling story arcs that are all intertwined like... Read morePublished 6 months ago by scopes
Read this and you'll likely want to search out his other titles, I did.
He is very knowledgeable of his background settings and conveys the fundamental nature of the place... Read more
I did not find the story particularly gripping - it was a little disconnected. I did, however, really like the author's treatment of Istanbul as the setting.Published 9 months ago by His Tomness
Not a bad book a fairly easy read just not something that I am going to remember as a top book to read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Avery Devin De Marr
The story kept me interested, to a point. Part of the story dealt with an interesting and actual legend or myth that seemed as if it would develop into a central part of the story... Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. Keeler
I wanted to like this book, I really did. But 150 pages in, and I still don't care one iota about any of the characters, nor any of the stories they appear to be caught up in. Read morePublished 14 months ago by K. Cousins
I don't think I understood this book very well. I read it because it was recommended as being one of the greatest books of the year by two science fiction authors I admire. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Synonym
In a fitting encore to River of Gods - Ian McDonald has woven a wonderfully intricate story based in one of the most historic and storied cities of the world - Istanbul. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Firdaus Janoos