Overall Opinions of Puk Time

Discuss the August 2013 book of the month "Puk Time - The People I Met at the Puk" by Jonathan Nichols.
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How do you rate Puk Time?

1 star - poor, recommend against reading it
0
No votes
2 stars - fair, okay
2
33%
3 stars - good, recommend it
3
50%
4 stars - excellent, amazing
1
17%
 
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Overall Opinions of Puk Time

Post by Scott » 01 Aug 2013, 09:31

What are you overall thoughts and opinions of the August 2013 book of the month Puk Time by Jonathan Nichols? Do your recommend the book? Why or why not?
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Post by Zannie » 17 Aug 2013, 07:23

This is the first book I have read since joining the onlinebookclub today.

I enjoyed glimpses into the culture and business of Myanmar. The contrast between "foreigners", locals, returning locals, rich and poor were all briefly touched upon and could have been extended upon to capitalize on the rich characters and setting.

It was written more like a journal lapsing a year, or travel log at times, than a novel. Because of this I was able to read the book quickly. In fact this book did not require me to think in any way. It was however a nice diversion on a windy day giving insight into Myanmar that I didn't know before.

4 out of 5 stars.

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Post by YankeeNut64 » 18 Aug 2013, 14:47

I thought that Puk Time was a good book and I enjoyed it very much. The only thing I didn't like about it was that the book was written more like a journal than a novel and I am more of a novel person myself.

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Post by Smitha Nayak » 10 Oct 2013, 02:34

The “People I met at the Puk” is a series of short stories from a young Australian Entrepreneur, Jonathan Nichols (Mr. John). Brief and to the point, the stories depict the trials and tribulations faced in Myanmar Post sanctions in 2012.

The names of character’s mentioned in the stories are fictional to protect the reputations of the individuals.

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Post by PashaRu » 30 Apr 2014, 17:18

Hmm. Not much to go on here.
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Post by Colette Marie » 10 May 2014, 08:31

Puk Time is an excellent read and I find that the words in the book give a great insight to what actually goes on and how business works in the market. The author gives an essential understanding of the business environment and the book was easy to read.

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Post by ryancody » 23 May 2014, 06:42

Not bad it is. I will give 4 stars to it.

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Post by 3chicnP » 23 Dec 2014, 19:13

I give this book a solid 4/4. The author is brilliant. It was funny and it had a strong message. The characters and plot was strong and it was just amazing.
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Post by aaa123 » 24 Jan 2015, 14:09

A well lay out.

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Post by debo9967 » 16 Feb 2015, 00:14

The book is quite involving and the business environment is described quite well in the book. Also, the description of Myanmar and its cultural environment was quite enjoyable.

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Post by Alexavier-Taiga » 20 Feb 2015, 01:55

I didn't like the journal-ness of the book, which has been the reason for me not liking other books as well, but it was quick and easy to read, which I liked
So many books to read, so little time..

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