Books are products. They’re a highly creative part of the author, but their success is still determined by sales and readership.
Rating: 2/3. 12 short stories, 12 shrewd views into disturbing modern society.
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.