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Well developed characters, fascinating story, good pacing, and I'm ready for book 2.
I expect that one day the many future readers of this trilogy will want to sit down and read all three books from beginning to end.
The story is compelling, the language superbly vivid, and the plot is richly entertaining.
I enjoy travelling the world via the pages of the novels I read but sadly Amitav Ghosh failed to capture my full attention with this one. Read morePublished 26 days ago by LindyLouMac
I have not finnished it yet, but find it quite difficult to read due to the constant use of hindi or bengali words without translationPublished 1 month ago by susanne Repsher
The pithy, one sentence review:
Fun and engaging, but full of challenging jargon.
The haiku review:
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kind of challenging with its extensive use of pidgin + lascar jargon etc. but incredibly interesting and gripping. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Francesca Manfredini
Although it is a pretty long read and took a while to grasp all the characters this is a well written story. Once you get into the story it is hard to put down.Published 2 months ago by edith dullaghan
Great piece. Very elegantly written with a deep understanding of the class, caste and colonial issues that shaped India. Well worth a read.Published 3 months ago by Riedawaan Pillay