Monday, October 29, 2012

Map of Lost Memories, by Kim Fay

Given its subject, this book could have been good.  A young woman goes to Cambodia to find and lay claim to a set of scrolls that shed light on the mystery of the collapse of the Khmer empire and thereby resurrect her status within the world of curators/tomb robbers.  At the request of her dying friend and sponsor, she takes along a drug-addict/revolutionary; and two men who are the women's love interests and who have reasons of their own for finding the scrolls.  If I were to enumerate the ways that this over-written, under-edited book failed, this posting would be as tedious and irksome as the book itself.

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