The Glass Palace

by Amitav Ghosh | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780006514091 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Dancesports of Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on 12/13/2009
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Dancesports from Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Sunday, December 13, 2009
Another book I bought for the Virtual Asian Book Box, which I am really looking forward to reading before it is sent on.

Journal Entry 2 by Dancesports from Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I'm really glad that I bought this book for the Asian VBB. A fantastic epic with an easy to read style.

The Times quote from the back cover had it right..."An extraordinary epic, THE GLASS PALACE, is a masterful novel of love, war and family and presents us with a band of memorable characters, spread across Burma, Malaya and India and across three generations - before the door to Burma closes behind them, and the glittering light of that civilisation seems extinguished.

Amitav Ghosh is such a fantastic and seductive wrtier... a deeply serious writer, sure of his human and historical insights and confident in his ability to communicate them. I cannot think of another contemporary writer with whom it would be this thrilling to go so far, so fast."

Journal Entry 3 by jumpingin from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, January 28, 2010
The book arrived safely today. Thanks so much, Dancesports! I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Thanks also for the lovely postcard. It makes me feel a little warmer on this chilly day.

Journal Entry 4 by jumpingin from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, May 17, 2010
This was a wonderful, sad book. I learned so much about the history of these intertwined countries.

This will be travelling to ApoloniaX sometime this week.

Thanks, Dancesports, for sharing!

Journal Entry 5 by jumpingin at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, May 20, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (5/20/2010 UTC) at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Sent by surface mail to ApoloniaX, who chose it from the Contemporary Asian VBB.

I hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Friday, July 02, 2010
Just received the book! Love the cover picture!
And it came along with a bar of organic Black Masala Chai chocolate, yummy...
Thank you, jumpingin!

Journal Entry 7 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Monday, July 19, 2010
An amazing epic novel, spanning more than 100 years, set in Burma and Malaya and India. A lot of research seems to have gone into this book, there are great descriptions, and the language is brilliant. Sometimes I found some time jumps a bit irritating – it is very detailed for a while and then the plot jumps ahead too much. Maybe a bit too ambitious… But this is just a minor flaw.
Unputdownable. A page-tuner. A masterpiece.

Journal Entry 8 by wingApoloniaXwing at South-East Asian VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (10/21/2010 UTC) at South-East Asian VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Off to Annimanni,
who chose it from the South-East Asian VBB.

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, October 29, 2010
Received with thanks :)

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnnimanniwing at Café Tin Tin Tango in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (10/16/2016 UTC) at Café Tin Tin Tango in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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