Oct 17, 2017lishansard rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I found this book exhilarating, thoughtful, charming - a wonderful read. Yes, it's often fantastical, symbolic, and esoteric, so perhaps difficult for some. But, from the beginning, I heard the author's voice in my head with its Indian musical lilt, and went along for the ride of the story that he told. I did some research while I read about the historical background of some of the stories that make up the sub-plots of the book (Mahound, the Imam), and that made it even more interesting.