It Takes a Thief
5 stars. Enjoyable, absorbing, challenging
This is a really interesting book, challenging our preconceptions about life and the human world. There is a deep morality to both the main characters, not of the conventional sort, but concerning how to survive in a world that has given itself over to mendacity, hypocrisy and false values on a colossal scale. IÃ‚Â´m sure there is no other novel quite like it, and if you want to read something challenging, unusual and yet a page-turner here it is.
Niels Hammer is the author of a book on Sanskrit poetics and of articles dealing with etymology, birds, aesthetics and consciousness research. He studied Sanskrit at the University of Copenhagenand has travelled extensively in South-East Asia photographing wildlife and temple iconography.