from a reader

May 4, 2011 in Letters | Comments (1)

A reader sent this a few days ago:
Dear Amitav,
Hi! I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your book, The Hungry Tide. I LOVED it! Since I am an Indian-American woman I was really excited to read about an Indian-American woman scientist. I loved the unusual characters, and the story-within-a-story. I think Fokir is my favorite character, although it’s hard to choose. The Sundarbans seemed like a character too.
I’ve written a blog post about “women scientists in novels,” and your novel is one of four I’ve reviewed in this post. See my web site, Gender Equality Bookstore: www.GenderEqualBooks.com.
Thanks for writing such an unusual, powerful book. I’m looking forward to reading your other books.
Jyotsna Sreenivasan

The website is well worth a visit.


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  1. Comment by Shenny — May 5, 2011 at 9:31 am   Reply

    Hopefully someday Tide will be on the big screen as an equally absorbing film.

    What a good idea to list books featuring women scientists. Prodigal Summer was a great read, and I’ll certainly look for Remarkable creatures.

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