Don’t think I could resist this one…
Today’s team review is from E.L Lindley, she blogs here http://lindleyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
E.L has been reading The Last Gods Of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer
The Last Gods of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer is an ambitious, complex novel which switches between 1294, 1861 and 1921, highlighting the changes taking place in Indochina. It raises important questions about religion and the impact it has on humanity.
The novel begins in 1861 with the death of explorer Henri Mouhot from Malaria whilst travelling in Indochina. In 1921, his granddaughter Jacquie follows in his footsteps, inspired by his journal which was posthumously published. Jacquie is invited by a group of archaeologists under the title of the EFEO to join them in Cambodia to revisit her grandfather’s findings.
Jacquie is a strange character who is compelled to travel whilst at the same time retaining her sense of British imperialism. Other cultures represent “disorder” and she…
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