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I found this book fascinating. I enjoyed the parallels between the ages and decided to reread it to take in the entire story!Published 15 months ago by M. G.
...but I found this book oddly uncompelling, especially in light of what might have been interesting subject matter. Some good moments, but overall...tedious.Published 17 months ago by Jarrett
Usual excellent writing by Margaret Drabble.
I learned a good deal about North Korea.
The two part nature of the book was well done.
This is a beautifully written piece of historical fact blended with fiction. I found the first half rather drawn out. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rachel Darken
It's a great intriguing story that reads fast. The writer also uses interesting 3rd person writing style. A good read.Published 22 months ago by toto
This novel was such an interesting look into ancient Korean royal lives... I still wonder at the possibility of some of the historial palaces and gardens still being in existence... Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by gospelvoz
In the interest of full disclosure, I'll first say that I didn't actually finish this novel. However, I did invest a lot of time (and a book club meeting) in it, so I'm counting... Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by J. Shetrone
This book had such great potential but it failed in it's delivery. The first half of the story narrated from the perspective of the Crown Princess reminded me of the essays I had... Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by Alley2000
This book is one of the recommended "Must Reads" in the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die", and I must admit, I fail to see why. Read morePublished on August 29, 2010 by PuroShaggy