I’ve been wanting to read this for quite a while and I’m glad that I finally did. The plot in itself is not the stand-out element, but it’s all the other things that revolve around it. For one the angry, visceral rants are some of the best parts. These range from the petty mindedness of society and people to the crass effects of tourism. Beautiful descriptions of Kerala are almost lyrical. If you’ve ever been to Kerala this will be sure to resonate. The description of Kathakali is perhaps among the most powerful pieces of writing in the book. Strong characters, scything commentary and tight writing make this an easy recommendation. I, for the most part read along with the Audible version. The narration has got the pronunciations spot on and greatly enhances the reading experience.