Top positive review
Loved this and I am in no way related :-)
February 21, 2014
I just don't know how to even review this book, with all its interwoven complex plots and subplots I'm too afraid I'll inadvertently give something away. This is a huge, sweeping novel, wonderfully crafted, and well written; the sort that pulls you in and you keep checking to reassure yourself that there's still plenty left. I loved the characters, I cared about them, I miss them now that I've finished the novel. I certainly did not anticipate loving this work-- I do not play chess, know very little about the Vietnam era, have never studied yoga, I don't even have brothers. I plan to let this rest a bit, then reread now that I know the secrets. I can't remember the last book I finished that I wanted to read again, a very rare thing for me.