Random Fiction

The Living Mountain by Amitav Ghosh

I have enjoyed a few books by this author, and when I saw a new one available, I decided to jump for it without actually checking much. My biggest surprise was that this is not necessarily a book by itself. It is not even a novella. It is more like an individual tale from a collection of short stories.
That does not mean that it was not a good experience. The author weaves a narrative quite comfortably, introducing characters suddenly without making it seems strange.
This is a small fable (as the tagline proclaims) of people dwelling near a mountain and the impact of colonization on them without actually naming any names. It is obviously a quick read, and if this turns into part of something larger, I would definitely want to read that.
With regards to this small story, I would recommend it to people on the lookout for something quick and brief while being self-contained.
I originally received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.


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