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Ending a problem,
This review is from: The Blood of Flowers: A Novel (Hardcover)
The writing is quite good in this debut, tho the story didn't really capture me until a twist at about page 100 that had me glued to the book for the next few hours. Well done look at life in Persia in the 17th century. I did however have some trouble with the choices this young girl makes on her own (I don't think she would have) and the choices the uncle made to please his wife (this strong character would not have been browbeaten by a women in that time and place). But what bothered me most was the ending. I don't like story endings tied up in a ribbon, but I expect them to be a bit less nebulous with this one. I think the author didn't know how to end the book.
That being said, it was a good read and I'd recommend it.
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Initial post: Nov 25, 2008 3:51:54 AM PST
Barbara Lane says:
I read the other reviews on this book and then I read yours. You gave this 3 star. I have read your reviews before and trust your judgement.
This is a really good honest review thank you.
Barbara lane Australia
Posted on Jan 31, 2012 5:26:46 PM PST
Thoughts by HH says:
Totally agree. I thought it was an interesting look at that time period but that was about it. And I found the "fables" distracting. I wish I could understand the meaning.
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