The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a curious book set at the end of the 18th century in Japan. The Dutch had an arrangement with the Japanese to trade but were not allowed onto the islands themselves except in rare circumstances. So the Dutch built little offshore islands … Continue reading
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Nah. I do not like this one bit.
Meh. Eh. Others might like it I had serious problems with style or substance.
Enjoyable read. Would recommend, had something special that appeals to readers.
Clearly my type of book. Impressive writing skill and/or plot/characters. A solid book.
A lonely unicorn rating. My personal opinion doesn't even count here: an amazing book, I sweep my hat to it.