Review : Chinaman – The Legend of Pradeep Mathew
Review / January 7, 2013

Author: Shehan Karunatilaka
Publisher: Random House India
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9789555236003
Rating: ★★★★☆
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Our literary preferences are often a function of our own literary affectations. Those of us who are foolish enough to aspire to be writers invariably come across a work that we wish we'd created. Like Ahabs, we are obsessively on the lookout for a moment, a character, a way of life, or even an age that we'd like to harpoon with our pithy prose and capture and bring back to shore for the benefit of posterity.