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Simple, Easy Going Novel
on 27 July 2013
I was almost put off from reading this book when I read the reviews on it, but I'm glad I didn't. Having borrowed it from my local library, I found that it was a simple, easy going book. It wasn't written to be in-depth, but about the emotional impact of space travel on a Sri Lankan culture, which is then influenced by western culture itself.
The only problem I had with the novel was the description and analysis of the 'aliens'. That was a real weak point, and they deserved better names and better stories behind them. Instead, it felt as though they were uplifted from a children's book.
Character development was strong on the most part. I think if it was written in an autobiographical sense, then it would've helped other readers connect, but that's only my opinion.
The book won't make you think too much. It's a simple case of storytelling. You can read it anytime and in any situation and you won't be lost. It doesn't require too much taxing of the brain (maybe the mathematics does).
Overall, if you're looking for light reading with a focus on relaxed character development, then this is the book for you. If you are expecting deep stuff on the nature of space travel, and the impact of alien visitation on mankind, then look elsewhere.