The idea of Aga Akbar was interesting, i wish the book was more about him, I wish that we could have gone into his mind, and maybe read actual excerpt from his notebook. It would have been more interesting.
But I kinda lost the interest in the book once it started to be political. This is not criticism to the book, but I happen to hate politics, I avoid it as much as I can, and I certainly do not like reading about it for my enjoyment.
I also found the Dutch references confusing.
I did struggle a little at the end (with a little page flipping) because I needed to know Akbar's end. It was sad, but not what I expected. A little bit of a disappointment there.