Spanning over 8 decades and several oceans, Simon Ings’s story is bold and impressive. The way real events and fiction intersect are very interesting.
Ings takes the reader on a journey around the world, following the lives of characters in India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Canada, the US and Bali. Like many novels that feature lots of characters from different eras, it’s interesting to see how Ings draws the stories together.
I loved the description of distant lands and the characters were well-drawn. I did find it difficult to keep up with who was who at times and the plot became quite dense in places. It’s an interesting story but you need to have plenty of time to dedicate to this book so you don’t get lost off.