"A very, very good book"
The shortest review ever and the most appropriate.
Barnabas, written by Sangeeta Nambiar is a murder mystery investigated by a young, intelligent chap, self-proclaimed "the first Private Detective of Bombay".
- Bombay, coz the book is set in the pre-Independence era (though thats the name I still use and prefer)
- Barnabas, coz the word rhymes with "bandobast" - a term that the protagonist's father has memories about.
Now Barnabas, as some of you might know, was one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem.
Not that that has any link to this story. Except maybe for one line about "flock" and religion.
When Blogadda sent me this book to read and review, I liked the cover (although I rarely judge a book by that feature). I don't expect too much from books of late, so this one came as a very pleasant (and rare) surprise. The author is extremely gifted and superbly simple. Isn't that the best com…