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Chasing the Monsoon by Alexander Frater
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This is, without doubt, the most fascinating travelogue I have ever read. Frater follows the monsoon from its genesis in Kerala up to Cherrapunji in Assam, the wettest place on earth: in the process, he gives fascinating insights about India, the monsoon, India + the monsoon (a strange entity!) and human nature in general. His writing is wryly humorous (without being sarcastic) and sympathetic at the same time.

Being from Kerala, I know and love the monsoon. So it was all the more enjoyable for me. As I read the book, I could almost smell the smell of the first rains on parched soil, what we call "the smell of new earth".

Highly recommended.
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Vishnu Thank you Nandaetta for this review. I am looking forward to read this.


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Scarlet In Mumbai, you have to wade through the monsoons these days ;)


Nandakishore Varma Vishnu wrote: "Thank you Nandaetta for this review. I am looking forward to read this."

Sorry I missed your comment. You won't be disappointed, I'm sure.


Nandakishore Varma Scarlet wrote: "In Mumbai, you have to wade through the monsoons these days ;)"

Yes, I know. My family was there for a week during this monsoon. BTW, it is almost the same in Cochin.


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Lit Bug Seems fascinating! Thank you :)


Nandakishore Varma Lit Bug wrote: "Seems fascinating! Thank you :)"

You're welcome! It's indeed fascinating.


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Cheryl Thanks for the recommendation, Nandakishore! Looks great and something that a Texan is unfamiliar with...


Nandakishore Varma Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation, Nandakishore! Looks great and something that a Texan is unfamiliar with..."

I am sure you will love it. Frater is great writer.


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