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The Siege Of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
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Aug 14, 2008

it was amazing
Read in August, 2008

Great book. So well-written that though you know it's a satire (which comes across without authorial comment), you still end up caring about the characters and their outcome. Also amazing in that much of it is funny (despite the subject matter) with a purpose -- hard to pull off, but he does.

Also well-done are the handling of its themes, such as what is civilization and who gets to decide it, and the notion of superstition within religion. The whole story is a metaphor really; but done so subtly, that you may not even realize it, even while it gives you so much to think about.
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