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An Upside-Down Sky

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I was entranced by the setting of this story and eagerly wanted to dive further in, but I had a hard time relating to the main character and DNF'd at about 30%. Thank you to the publishers for a gifted copy of this book.
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I had hoped for more from this one. The descriptions of the fictional Southeast Asian country Namyan were beautiful and made me long to travel to the region. The group of mostly elderly American tourists that feature as the characters was a funny bunch, thst ocassionally cracked me up with their naivety,

And yet I found the pace to be dragging, and couldn't quite connect with Lydia enough to make me care.
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Perhaps I overlooked a few clues early on about a mystery within this tale of accident-prone tourists thrown together on a journey through a recently reopened country in Southeast Asia. While I enjoyed the set-up of a motley crew of Americans acting out their own quirks and oddities on a tour of thinly veiled Myanmar (acknowledged in the author’s postscript) I wished for a faster pace along the way. Well written and evocative descriptions of place. There is a plot here but it can be hard to find behind all of the chatty descriptions of the tour group’s likes, dislikes and near disasters. Worth looking for her previous works to see how she puts her talents to use on other projects.
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