C itibaren Kojhi, Bihar, Hindistan
yeniden oku 4.5
This book's title would have been more suited to have been "Should Have." Alot of this book talks about what he shoud have done or what might have happened, etc. He likes to pat himself on the back alot and at times, his writing seems to serve the purpose of validating his decisions to himself. It was an easy read - definitely a "simple" book, but that's to be expected, I suppose. I can't say I learned an awful lot and it lacked true depth, but it was fairly enjoyable as far as reading goes. I did learn that I would have loved to have gotten to know Barbara Bush a bit better - her one-liners were classic!
This was a fun read. Mary Stewart always has the knack for moving her stories along without drawing out too many needless details. Her characters are a bit far-fetched (do Britsh socialites really take the time to know so much about another culture's history and even learn Arabic?), but their motives and reactions are generally believable. Stewart's novels are always well researched and the facts handed out either by description or in passing through character conversation helps add to the easiness of this read. Though not quite as brilliant as "Moon-Spinners" or as mysteriously sinister as the latter "Touch Not the Cat," it's still a fascinating little bit of cross dressing thriller fun that I didn't figure out until somewhat close to the end.
I started it but got bored...but I shall take another stab at it