HOME | NOVELS | REVIEWS | PROFILES | HUMOUR | TRAVELOGUES | NEWS | FAQ | CONTACT | SITEMAP

 

Reviews: Idris


Nair’s prose unfolds like an Ang Lee film, as a vast geographic panorama sweeps in front of the reader’s eye, frame by exquisite frame. The individual sentences are zen-like in their balance and poise, more beautiful for the absence of extra words. Nair brilliantly captures the music of many tongues as she traverses the different terrains.

- Outlook India

Meticulously researched and quite, quite unforgettable – Anita Nair brings alive the 17th century. It’s not just about the language and the story, but also as much about the landscape which she describes to the fullest which add an element of mystery. Fascinatingly imagined, this is a riveting tale which celebrates details

– Verve [Pick of the Month]

 

The novel is a breath-taking adventure, a passionate love story and a voyage of discovery with the tall, dark, mysterious traveller, Idris, as the still centre of the story.

– The Hindu

Packed with riveting adventure, exploits, mystery, intrigue, sensualism, and passion, and full of fascinating insights into the 17th century, the book keeps you riveted and hungry for more as the historical tale moves from land to sea and back to land. The amount of research that Anita has done and the seamless way she has integrated the historical traditions of the Malabarans with the character of Idris, the eternal traveller, seeking the measure of earth and man, goes on to show the calibre of this author.

– The New Indian Express

This beautifully crafted novel chronicles Idris’s travels… Anita Nair does a marvelous job of bringing such rich and various settings and cultures from another age, to vivid life. With the help of intensive research and a forceful imagination, she draws readers to share life aboard the ships, feel the rocking waves and fear thunderous monsoon storms… A remarkable narrative.

– Sunday Herald

… a new historical to sink your teeth into

- The Week


 

 

 

Idris

 

 

 

 

 

     HOME | NOVELS | REVIEWS | PROFILES | HUMOUR | TRAVELOGUES | NEWS | FAQ | CONTACT | SITEMAP
   Copyright© 2001-2005 Anita Nair. E-mail Anita