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His cunning mind was inclined to , and suited for , intrigue . He understood how
much easier - and more enjoyable — it is to harm your enemy , if he thinks that
you are his friend , rather than if he knows you are his enemy . He was , however
He felt that he was a doomed man , and his mind could think of nothing but the
impending evil . The banian - trees of the ruined village of Bogama obsessed his
mind : he knew that ruin waited for him there , and yet a horrible desire to see ...
And under the lined forehead were the eyes , lifeless and filmy , peering out of
innumerable wrinkles . were not blind , but they seemed to be sightlessthe pupil ,
the iris , and even the white had mergedbecause the mind was dying . It is what ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review