Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Kathy at Bermuda Onion.
Random House India again very kindly sent over a nice set of books.
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie has received mixed reviews. Some raved about it, and some long-time Rushdie readers have been disappointed with it. I don’t know how I am going to feel once I am done with the book. All I can tell is I love the setting (Akbar’s court), and the idea of a story connecting Florence and India seems so magical.
The second book I received is totally scientific – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. This is a story about twin doctors from Ethiopia, and on a first glance seems full of medical jargon. But this book has garnered rave reviews and I am going to overlook the intimidating language and see how the story goes.
The last book and one that I KNOW I am going to enjoy is The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall. This is the third book (I think) in the hilarious Vish Puri detective series. I have reviewed the first two books here and here. I am really looking forward to the third one now :).
So, these are the books that I am excited to receive last week. What did you get and are looking forward to reading?