Monday, September 10, 2007

The Solitude of Emperors

Quickie recap: Vijay is a young Bombayite struggling with his role as an Indian. An inspection of the great Indians of the past, he considers what makes an emperor truly great, and in turn, what makes an ordinary citizen great as well.
Quickie review: An intricate mix of one person's introspection and the epic history of a conflicted country makes for a strangely moving read.
Quickie recommendation: Pretty good.

1 comment:

Lotus Reads said...

I am reading this now...I have mixed feelings about this book. I think the premise is awesome, but the protogonist is a bit dull and drags the story down a bit. Guess I should reserve my opinion for until after I finish reading the book.