2016 Reading Challenge: #30 A book about an unfamiliar culture

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So I finally got around to reading Flame Tree Road by Shona Patel.  It was…a book.  I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it.  It was about a man and his family at the turn of the century in British ruled India.  I had high hopes for it, and thought the story was really going to take off in the last half…instead it kind of drifted off and covered 40 years in about 50 pages. At least that’s how it felt.  It ended and I felt let down and the story just didn’t feel complete.

I would give this a 2.5 star out of 5.  The writing was well done, but the story line faltered a bit too much.