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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    Atlas of Unknowns is a surprisingly apt title

    I decided to read this after hearing the Scott Simon NPR interview with Tania James -- her voice came alive and as soon as the show was over, I went online to find the book. I'm glad I read it and I'll recommend it to others but the characters never did come as alive or appear to be as marvelously eccentric as James sounded. I would have liked more about the older sister, who seems to disappear in the middle and is never as fully known as Anju, and she was a bit of a mystery as well. In fact, the "confession" which comes near the end is a complete surprise which doesn't really shed light on much else and is too late to make up for what we missed when Linno was off-stage. Another "unknown" in this atlas is the geography -- I found myself convinced that the US part of the story was taking place in the midwest and then always being pulled up short when I would read something about the subway or Queens. I've never been to India so I don't know if that part rings true or not, but the sense of place was never as strong as the characters and they weren't always strong enough either. Yet I never thought of not finishing it (and I won't finish something I don't like!).

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  • Posted July 6, 2009

    Great reading

    Book is well written, interesting, fast moving. Gives you a view of a background country as well as the United States. Also and very important shows that what you are meant to be you will be in spite of yourself!

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    Posted July 15, 2010

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