Friday, March 29, 2013

Another Good Book

Burnt ShadowsBurnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A remarkable book. A remarkable writer. Kamila Shamsie has managed to weave a story beginning in Nagasaki 1945 to Delhi 1949 to Pakistan to New York and Afghanistan 2001. Her characters are a wonderful assortment. Missteps, misreadings of situations and people, the closing in of world events on the lives of ordinary people and how people cope with the fallout and outcomes: the gentleness, subtlety, and respect she demonstrates for the people, situations, and places she explores easily confirms her skill in her craft.

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