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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 5 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 6 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 9 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 11 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 22 months ago 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 23 months ago 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
I had this on my bookshelf for over four years before I finally decided to read it. As a Korean American who has taught some Korean history, I just wasn't in the mood to read yet... Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Deb Nam-Krane