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  1. says:

    Bit disappointed that this one didn't get me Tajikistan for my Around the World travels as the synopsis implies that it is set there but mostly it is set in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and in England with just a little bit in utterly remote Tajikistan It also takes in visits to Thailand Laos Ireland Uzbekistan Canada Switzerland India Pakistan Nepal and Afghanistan Still it's an enjoyable read about the problems in Central Asia post the collapse of the Soviet Union the work that humanitarian agencies do and the depth of loss that can be felt when a lover or close friend dies I just felt it was a bit top heavy on the romance of two of the main characters one of whom Rahul is killed off right at the beginning The description of the strange relationship of Rahul and Tessa was well and cleverly done though I just couldn't buy into the depiction of Tessa's husband which felt a little unreal There was just too much of it at times and the novel felt a little imbalanced between the emotional stuff engulfing Tessa as against some just as interesting and intriguing characters and story strands that were rather left in the shade The narrative always felt lifted when it was in the remoteness and beauty of Central Asia rather than within the romantic reminiscences of Tessa about Rahul


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    a web of relationships centered around one peace keeper who we learn to love through all the characters in the bookwas uite disappiointed at how the book seemed to show no confirmed insight into a pivotal incident revealed at the end of the first part instead if this was about characters dealing with loss it seemed flimsy left hanging in the air about a poet and possible spies simply put the purpose of characters in 384 pages paperback seemed unnecessarywhile the writing was engaging but somewhere after 45% of the book it seemed to be irrelevant and skipping passages and sections seemed inevitable for progress was as glacial as a soap operadisappointing yet the point of characters episodesand even the hows and whys seemed left too open


  3. says:

    Shortlisted for the Rubery book Award for Fiction 2017An epic novel centred round Rahul a UN peace negotiator who is reported missing at the start of the novel The characters are strong and nuanced the plot clever and the scope ambitious The reader gradually meets all of Rahul’s close friends who eventually make contact with each other It’s set in a lawless mountainous region of Tajikistan after the collapse of the Soviet Union where the UN has the impossible task of keeping the peace among tribes who have no desire to accommodate each other The descriptions of this troubled part of the world so unfamiliar to most readers is both fascinating and terrifying and the interaction between the characters movingly and skilfully portrayedruberybookawardcom


  4. says:

    This perhaps should be a 5 star book or at least a 4 and a half I am unsure whether it lost focus in the middle or whether that was me Otherwise if it was me it was 5 star But as I am a harsh marker as my teachers used to say to me I'll say 4 in case it was the novel It was beautiful poetic The words read like poetry and the story was never dull Lovely book


  5. says:

    A beautiful story which will stay with me for a long time Although it centres around a love story it is so much than that It carries the reader to countries most of us have never been puts us in situations we have never been and makes us see what may be possible should we but try


  6. says:

    Loved this book A subtle compelling and beautiful story


  7. says:

    A very good read I wasn’t uite satisfied with the ending


  8. says:

    This is a beautifully written tale of love courage and loss set in the aftermath of the hostage taking of a humanitarian worker We are taken gently through the political background of post Soviet Uzbekistan and the struggle of mountain communities The sense of place is lovingly described without loosing the intimate portrayals of the families living there Against this background the book focuses on the people who love the missing Rahul and how they cope with his disappearance The pace picks up and the book truely is un put a downable Extracts of poetry together with the beautiful language make this book a joy to read Don't miss out read it NOW


  9. says:

    Through the intertwined lives of its characters Uncertain Light provides a window into the world of international development work as well as an evocative glimpse of the people mountains and culture of an unfamiliar area of former Soviet central Asia The importance of poetry both to the heritage of the region and the lives in story is a particularly rewarding theme


  10. says:

    At first there was something a little odd about the stalky stalk way all the characters in this book were gnashing their teeth and wailing about one man But it crept under my skin by positioning love in a way that was both untraditional and affecting


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The new novel from Commonwealth Writers Prize winner Marion Molteno High in the mountains of war torn Tajikistan rebels abduct inspirational UN peace negotiator Rahul Khan The lives of his closest friends begin to unravel Tessa now married with two children has never stopped loving Rahul Lance a dedicated aid worker has used Rahul's friendship to avoid facing up to the ga. Bit disappointed that this one didn't get me Tajikistan for my Around the World travels as the synopsis implies that it is set there but mostly it is set in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and in England with just a little bit in utterly remote Tajikistan It also takes in visits to Thailand Laos Ireland Uzbekistan Canada Switzerland India Pakistan Nepal and Afghanistan Still it's an enjoyable read about the problems in Central Asia post the collapse of the Soviet Union the work that humanitarian agencies do and the depth of loss that can be felt when a lover or close friend dies I just felt it was a bit top heavy on the romance of two of the main characters one of whom Rahul is killed off right at the beginning The description of the strange relationship of Rahul and Tessa was well and cleverly done though I just couldn't buy into the depiction of Tessa's husband which felt a little unreal There was just too much of it at times and the novel felt a little imbalanced between the emotional stuff engulfing Tessa as against some just as interesting and intriguing characters and story strands that were rather left in the shade The narrative always felt lifted when it was in the remoteness and beauty of Central Asia rather than within the romantic reminiscences of Tessa about Rahul The Gypsy's Song (Destiny's Consent) in the mountains of war torn Tajikistan rebels abduct Titanic Lessons for It Projects inspirational UN peace negotiator Rahul Khan The lives of his closest friends begin to unravel Tessa now married with two children has never stopped loving Rahul Lance a dedicated aid worker has used Rahul's friendship to avoid facing up to the ga. Bit disappointed that this one didn't get me Tajikistan for my Around the World travels as the synopsis Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed: Texts Translated and Edited with Introductions implies that Dragon Age (Dragon Age 1) it Origins Rising is set there but mostly Keteknikan Videografi: Membuat Film Pendek dan Video Iklan untuk SMK Semester 1 it Beware a Scots Revenge (School for Heiresses, is set Humor Writing: Activities for the English Classroom in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and The Dewdrops ... a journey begins in England with just a little bit The Dewdrops ... a journey begins in utterly remote Tajikistan It also takes Bußpredigt: Ein Krimi aus dem Bayerischen Wald in visits to Thailand Laos Ireland Uzbekistan Canada Switzerland India Pakistan Nepal and Afghanistan Still Gëzofi folës dhe Luka i vogël it's an enjoyable read about the problems Two Wheels and a Map in Central Asia post the collapse of the Soviet Union the work that humanitarian agencies do and the depth of loss that can be felt when a lover or close friend dies I just felt Two Wheels and a Map it was a bit top heavy on the romance of two of the main characters one of whom Rahul Her Wolf Savior is killed off right at the beginning The description of the strange relationship of Rahul and Tessa was well and cleverly done though I just couldn't buy Set Theory Objects into the depiction of Tessa's husband which felt a little unreal There was just too much of Antologia del Teatro Espanol del Siglo XVI: del Palacio Al Corral it at times and the novel felt a little Y Tu Mama Tambien: Spiral (Spanish Edition) imbalanced between the emotional stuff engulfing Tessa as against some just as Getting Genki In Japan: The Adventures and Misadventures of an American Family in Tokyo interesting and The Nose on My Face intriguing characters and story strands that were rather left Waiting for the Rainbow in the shade The narrative always felt lifted when Der Talisman Des Rosenkreuzers Roman it was Oi! Get Off Our Train in the remoteness and beauty of Central Asia rather than within the romantic reminiscences of Tessa about Rahul

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Ps in his own life Hugo his UN supervisor feels responsible for the abduction and is driven to uncover the truth Tajik translator Nargis owes Rahul a personal debt but has secrets she cannot share As hopes for Rahul's survival fade each must find a way to begin again Set in Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union Uncertain Light vividly evokes a sense of p. This perhaps should be a 5 star book or at least a 4 and a half I am unsure whether it lost focus in the middle or whether that was me Otherwise if it was me it was 5 star But as I am a harsh marker as my teachers used to say to me I'll say 4 in case it was the novel It was beautiful poetic The words read like poetry and the story was never dull Lovely book The Cliterate Male: a Primer on Pleasuring Women (Good in Bed Guides) in his own life Hugo his UN supervisor feels responsible for the abduction and Pie: A Global History is driven to uncover the truth Tajik translator Nargis owes Rahul a personal debt but has secrets she cannot share As hopes for Rahul's survival fade each must find a way to begin again Set Les décisions absurdes : Sociologie des erreurs radicales et persistantes in Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union Uncertain Light vividly evokes a sense of p. This perhaps should be a 5 star book or at least a 4 and a half I am unsure whether Needful it lost focus Gemini in the middle or whether that was me Otherwise Mirrored Heavens if A Drop Around the World it was me Holiness it was 5 star But as I am a harsh marker as my teachers used to say to me I'll say 4 Step by Step in case Oswald Mathias Ungers it was the novel It was beautiful poetic The words read like poetry and the story was never dull Lovely book

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Lace and an almost tangible atmosphere With an authenticity and attention to detail that perfectly capture the nuanced compromises of relationships Marion Molteno deftly weaves the strands of these interlocking worlds into a story of intimacy hard choices heartache and courage ‘Her writing has a poet’s sensitivity and grace Poignant and deeply empathetic’ The Scotsm. A very good read I wasn’t uite satisfied with the ending