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Book review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell ****

In 1799, Jacob de Zoet disembarks on the tiny island of Dejima, the Dutch East India Company’s remotest trading post in a Japan otherwise closed to the outside world. A junior clerk, his task is to uncover evidence of the previous Chief Resident’s corruption. Cold-shouldered by his compatriots, Jacob earns the trust of a local… Continue reading Book review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell ****

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World

Talk about books that are set outside of the Western World (so outside of North America and Western Europe) or if they are SFF, books that aren't inspired by those places (so no medieval setting fantasy!) I'm ashamed to say that I have read almost no books that fit this description. So I'm filling my… Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World