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Atlas Of Unknowns (2009)

by Tania James(Favorite Author)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 5
030726890X (ISBN13: 9780307268907)
review 1: What I apparently have to accept is that I rarely like female authors and I even more rarely like Asian (east, south, whatever, the important part is vastly different culture and way of thinking) authors, so this book had very little chance with me. The story is strong, the storytelling is just gnawing at my nerves. If I need to sum it up in one word, it's tawdry. Too many adjectives, too 'delicate' description, too much talking, too much whatever. Unrealistic, irritating. I prefer simpler things. I'm sorry.
review 2: I loved this- Tania James is a great cross-cultural storyteller. The verisimilitude in scenes of both India and the United States was remarkable. When faced with "realism" in contemporary fiction, I often find myself unable to fully relate, in spi
... morete of enjoying it. In the past, this difficulty with "realism" has included pretty much all Indian fiction writers, in spite of a shared cultural background. I was entirely engrossed in this novel for a little over a day and part of that, I think, was the ability to relate or see the truth in every character. less
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Would like to give it 3.5 stars but that is not an option! I would have liked a stronger ending.
If you have a sister I think you might love this book.
Stunning! Beautiful! A must-read!
A very nice, warm, read.
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