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From The New Yorker
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Such rich subject matter is rendered rather inert and lifeless in this book. It was very oblique in establishing relationships and what was going on I had to Google a few reviews... Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Amanda C Lee
I had a hard time keeping track of who the characters were without frequent reminders, of which there were too few; I never knew that Henry was the diary-writer's brother until I... Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Prentise K. Wylie
If you have not been to India, this book will, alas, mean less.Horrible to read (racism, savagery, curelty to animals), but also fascinating and beautiful (naturalist wonders,... Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by Debby Jo Blank
This is a fine example of a book that is both based on research, and imaginary context. I was first taken by Moore's depictions of life at sea in the opening pages, making me... Read morePublished on November 1, 2009 by Elaine Reisman
For all its imagery and atmosphere, the book was unsatisfying. The narrator feels distant from us and from the other characters, even those with whom she is said to be intimate. Read morePublished on June 8, 2009 by Leslie J. Roberts
The British Raj (rule) in India is a fascinating era. If reading Moore's book about the period sparks your interest, I recommend the DVD "Jewel in the Crown" to get a stunning... Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by Mary L. Wehrheim
I love this time period and was excited to start this book. What a disappointment! I couldn't follow it half the time and the other half... Read morePublished on November 10, 2006 by Suzy
...not someone to trust or like, but an astonishing portrayal. Eleanor's voice stayed with me long after I read the book. Read morePublished on May 20, 2005 by Jen
Yes, as one post stated, this is a somewhat difficult book to follow, mainly because of the indian words. However, it is worth reading. I could not put it down half-way through.Published on August 15, 2004 by R. J. Peters