A delightful book of delightful days. Swami is schoolboy growing up in the shadow of the Quit India movement and he's all to willing a player in the freedom struggle especially if it means he gets to cut class. The author writes with a deft sense of humour and there were several laugh out loud moments in the book. His style is somewhat reminiscent of Graham Greene though this is an unfair comparison as they were near contemperies. The novel though light and entertaining novel has interesting political undertones. Well worth the read.