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by Kamila Shamsie
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 6 years ago
This was a bit of a let down after how much I loved A God in Every Stone, but it never really came together for me as a story, sort of limping around between different characters and threads, and constantly abandoning our heroine for far-less interesting stories about her boring husband and kid. It ...
artsy musings of a bibliophile
artsy musings of a bibliophile rated it 10 years ago
The journey from Hiroko Tanaka to an almost Hiroko Konrad and finally, Hiroko Ashraf was intensely poetic and linked to the many absurdities of life. Everything written in the book can be reflected in one simple phrase, "The speed necessary to replace loss." More than a search for identity, Burnt Sh...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it 10 years ago
5/2/11 ** I've now officially dropped this book; I was enjoying it while I was reading it, but when I got side-tracked into something else, this didn't call me back. I keep trying to read literary novels and they just don't appeal. :(3/23/11 ** Several months ago BBC's program, The Strand, featured...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 11 years ago
NO SPOILERSI finished this last night. Three or four stars? Do I REALLY like it or do I like it. While I was reading it, I REALLY liked it, but with time it is the story that will remain not all the wonderful lines that are so intriguing. I think it will turn into an "I liked it" book. You will thor...
carey
carey rated it 11 years ago
Too ambitious, too wordy, just got through it.
Par Lance
Par Lance rated it 12 years ago
Based on friends' reviews and comments from other Goodreads members, I have decided to spare myself the trouble.
rachelruetz
rachelruetz rated it 12 years ago
Hiroko Tanaka is young and in love when the bomb is dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. In one day, she loses her fiance, her father, her home, and her world. She is left with three burns on her back, which are dubbed "birds" because of their shapes. Her only choice is to go to Delhi, India, where her fian...
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