I thought I wouldn’t like this book. I didn’t like the first part, which described the spread of the plague. But the plague is not actually the point. What matters is how people react to it.
I really thought this was going to be a dull book. I was wrong!
I was happy with the Garnett translation; not so happy with the Nietzschean philosophy.
Oct 31, 2018 | Bengali
The main character, Bimala, is an Indian woman caught in a love triangle with her mild, loving husband Nikhil and the charismatic, impetuous nationalist Sandip. She has always had a place in the home, but what is her place in the world?
Aug 29, 2018 | Polish
This is a haunting book. We can’t understand alien intelligence; we can’t even understand each other. We can’t even understand ourselves!
Apr 23, 2018 | Indonesian
I enjoyed this short, out-of-print book more than I necessarily expected to. It got off to a slow start, especially for such a short novel, but it gave me lots of food for thought.
Mar 30, 2018 | Burmese
This post explains why I chose this Burmese novel to feature in my Backlist Books column for Asian Books Blog.
Mar 2, 2018 | Thai
This “review” consists of some quotes from the book and explanations for why I chose them.
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