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Review: Orhan’s Inheritance

Orhan's InheritanceOrhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Highly readable, fictionalized story of the effects of the Armenian genocide on two families during and after World War I. It starts off pretty slow, but once we flash back to the lives of the characters in WW1, things got interesting.

I don’t think the book was all that effective at explaining why any of this happened, which was a disappointment. Anytime historical detail was covered, it was in some kind of information dump in the narrative or awkward, overly-expository dialogue between characters. I did not find this book to be especially well-written. However, it did shed a bit of light on a topic that doesn’t receive much attention in popular fiction and is still considered controversial by many around the world, so I did ultimately feel it was a worthwhile read.

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Humble Bundle for Emerging Sci-Fi & Thriller Writers

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For anyone who likes sci-fi and/or thrillers, or anyone who just likes finding great new authors to read, check this out! Through this evening, Humble Bundle is offering tiers of ebooks in these genres in a pay-what-you-want model (meaning, you can pay whatever you want to get the first ten books, and then you unlock the second and third tiers if you pay over a certain amount). A great ghost story of a novel I proofread last year (Salvage, by Duncan Ralston) is part of tier 1, which I highly recommend. When you buy a humble bundle, you get to allocate a percentage of your choosing to one of two charities, *and* you can read the ebooks on any device. You can also give bundles as gifts.

Happy reading, everyone!