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Posted June 5, 2010
I read to the end, seeking some revealing truth, some self discovery. All I discovered was how an obsession with a scrap of historical information, an unlimited budget, and plenty of time can give license to write a book. Previously know facts are revealed such as riding mass transit in the third world is uncomfortable, women in Afghanistan are oppressed, and refugees harbor bitterness. World events swirl by with minimal comment while the author meticulously records the name of every person with whom he had a conversation on the journey. I expected beautifully turned phrase from a poet but was quite disappointed. The only adventure is in the Author's occasionally fertile imagination, the remainder is mundane. Perhaps that is the point - A kingdom of ten thousand things is a lot about nothing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.