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The Janissary Tree - Jason Goodwin

This was in the unread pile like forever and it wasn't worth waiting for. Setting the scene is one thing, but so much time is spent on details and surroundings that the plot gets bogged down and moves at a snail's pace. By the time it got to the unnecessarily convoluted end, I cared more about the book being over than who done it. Honorable mention for originality as it's not every day you read a book with a eunuch as a lead character.