Really enjoyed this book.
Eloquently told; economic of language yet rich in imagery.
I'm a great believer that if you're going to hold something in your hands for a couple of weeks, it needs to feel nice. This book is lovely like that. The type of smooth cover you want to rub your face against. Nice sized font, good spacing. Very easy to glide your eye across.
The story itself is cleverly constructed, splicing between the now, then, and in-between with artful twists in tense.
A difficult tightrope to walk, and one that might have caused confusion were it not for strong, believable characters that pulled you from one place in time to the next. I… Read more
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This book is one of the all-time greatest ever written. Truly touches the soul.
It follows three generations of an Indian family from the ayurvedic, Hindu lands of India to a Spiritualist church in London. Hugely sad, funny, profound and intriguing. Unpretentious and beautiful to read.
Worth every penny. One of those rare books that I know I will always have a place for on my bookshelf.