Ghosh does a great job with a really pretty ambitious premise. I wasn't disappointed in the ending--i liked that he didn't feel the need to tidy up all the loose ends. I much preferred the narrator of _The Hungry Tide_--this one didn't actually stumble over all the non-English words, but he still sounded pretty American, and that kept jarring my mental images of the characters.
Surely there is a narrator out there who can pronounce Turkish names and words without making us cringe
I only give it a star because the form requires at least one. Awkward and overblown dialogue. Hamfisted attempts at lyrical description. How did this book get published, and how could the narrators bear to read it? I felt embarrassed for the writer just listening to it.
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