Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2013
I read this book for a book review for my international business class and really enjoyed it.
I didn't feel that I was led astray by the synopsis either. I found the the mix between character development, history, economic, social, and political issues to be well dispersed throughout which made this a fairly easy read (ie. I do not enjoy politics but there was enough to compliment the story without getting bored and tuning it out.)
I think that if there was anything that I felt was off-putting would be the author sometimes makes quips that seem a bit distracting and misplaced at times.