9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating and gripping introduction to a far away world,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Hungry Tide (Paperback)
I thouroughly enjoyed reading this novel. It was at once a gripping story and a learning experience. It transposed me straight into the Sundarbans, an area of India I had only heard about in passing. The descriptions were so vivid and the characters so real that I felt as if I were right there with them. Without taking sides, Ghosh also masterfully points to some of the conflicts and dichotomies which can arise when conservation of a valuable ecosystem is attempted without strategies for involving the local population. Last but not least, there is a great deal of thought provoking element in this book about human nature and relationships.
Overall, one of those books I just could not put down.