Monday, September 24, 2007

The Splendor of Silence

This is a Mother Talk book review.

The Splendor of Silence, by Indu Sundaresan, is a lush, sweeping novel, set in India in 1942. It weaves a love story, culture clashes, some espionage and anarchy into four boilingly hot pre-monsoon days.

Sam Hawthorne comes to India via Burma, where he had parachuted in behind Japanese lines to rescue a missionary. During his mission for the fledgling OSS, he's injured and comes to Rudrakot ostensibly to heal. In reality, he is searching for his missing brother Michael.

Read the rest of my review here.


Naomi said...

I love reading your blog & your book reviews! Thanks for posting!

Josi said...

Ditto to Naomi. I just love your reviews. I need to start making a list of all of the books because you make me want to read them.

Major Bedhead said...

Thanks! They're fun to do, plus, free books. Can't beat that.