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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Heat and Dust - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Somewhat mannered, somewhat overwritten, and perhaps with too much parallelism, yet I still enjoyed this exercise in comparing and contrasting two women's lives in India across generations. The unnamed contemporary woman's experience seems like a somewhat tawdry version of Olivia's, but I suppose it is progress of a sort for exoticism to yield to the prosaic, and for one woman's Nawab to be another woman's anxious civil servant.