Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A Necessary Evil

India in the 1920s would have been a tumultuous place. Local kings ruled over swaths of oppressed peasants, and in turn those kings were controlled by the British. It's against this backdrop that Abir Mukherjee's novel A Necessary Evil takes place.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

To Live

To Live was an interesting historical fiction novel that takes place before, during and after the Cultural Revolution in China. The book was once banned in China, where it is now widely read.