A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Siege of Krishnapur

The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
pages: 344
finished: June 28, 2007
Awards: 1973 Booker Prize
Reason for reading: 1) I'm reading the Booker winners. 2) I enjoy historical fiction set during the Indian Mutiny or just British Empire India.
Rating: 5/5

first sentence:

Anyone who has never before visited Krishnapur, and who approaches from the east, is likely to think he has reached the end of his journey a few miles sooner than he expected.

Recommend: Yes! Set in India during the years of the Indian Mutiny in British Empire India, this book runs the gamut of emotions. Humourous at times, yet startlingly real with descriptions of rotting death and disease. The crowning glory of this book, though, is the characterization. We meet a motely crew of characters who, each in their own way, impress upon the reader that he is not likely to forget them soon.

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