Must say, I was forwarded a copy of the novel by a friend who said that since I am originally from East Germany, I could relate to this novel. Am glad I took the time to read it. Very racy and althogh it took time to understand the context, since I have never been in India, it was well written. An alternative world...which captures the elements of differences in India and ofcourse Korea which is still divided, like my country was . I give thumbs up! Specially since the author is giving it for free...much much better than some published fiction on India and Korea that I wasted money on.