The most important question, however, is what such literature is supposed to do for readers, the reason for the publishing industry’s very existence.
Rating: 3/3. A fantastic jaunt through time and human connections. Mascarenhas’s debut novel weaves science, mystery and emotion together into a taut, well-written whole.
Rating: 2/3. This is a celebration – or study – of strangeness worth exploring, if only to understand the little “monsters” of the world.
The production of books has never been a straightforward business, but it has always been an exciting one.