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Rise above the mist and explore the world of reading with THEBOOKJEANIE
I must admit that I did not have a book in hand while floating over the temples and pagodas of Bagan as pictured here. The ride was too exciting and the sights too incredible - the reality of the present moment was enough. But that experience and the other wonders of Myanmar inspired some great reading that I will share with you. . .




I carried this early Bantam edition of Graham Greene'sQuiet Americanwith me to Myanmar quite accidently, picking it up off the free cart at the local library just before leaving. It's size and weight were ideal and I knew that I could leave it behind on my travels. But I carried it back with me,  it's now in three pieces secured by a rubber band, because the story had so much more meaning for me than it did forty years ago when I first read it. After living in Southeast Asia for many years and visiting Vietnam briefly, Greene's depiction of an American naively making ass…