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by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
Fun, accessible retelling of an epic I'm not familiar with - it's given me a strong starting point; from what I've seen it appears she's quite faithful to the original, only reassessing character motivations. The narrator has a strong voice and the author does a good job making character decisions s...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it 4 years ago
3.5 StarsI have read a lot of mythology. I know the stories of the Celtic tribes, the Germanic people who would conquer them, the Romans l the Greeks, and even of many of the nation's who inhabited North America. I am less familiar with the mythologies of the East, particularly India. Perhaps it was...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it 6 years ago
I don't know why I wasted my time reading this book which was neither true nor was it entertaining. This was more like a fan fiction of Draupadi and Karna and nothing else. No idea what the author wanted to make us feel here by telling Mahabharata from Draupadi's point of view. Was she trying to por...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 10 years ago
I'd give it six stars if I could.Peak reading experiences come all too seldom in life. I think one knows it's a peak when it's almost too painful to endure that the book is ending, but almost too painful to endure to put it down and turn out the light. Then the book comes to you in your dreams, the ...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 12 years ago
I enjoyed this book but something "bothered" me about it. Divakaruni writes well and it's well paced but it wasn't until the final pages that I realized why I was dissatisfied with it.It's a fundamental disagreement with the philosophy underlying the Mahabharat, which was articulated by Krishna to D...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 12 years ago
A retelling of the Mahabharata from the point of view of the heroine, Draupadi. I really enjoyed this one, and while it's a bit different, it's worth the time and trouble to find. Four stars overall and recommended. For the longer review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_The_Palace...
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