I had heard of Amitav Ghosh because of his books “Sea of Poppies” and “The Glass Palace”. These are probably his more popular books. But “The Calcutta Chromosome” is the first book that I have read and I am glad that I read it. The book speaks for itself. You can expect nothing less from a Jnanpith award winner. The Calcutta Chromosome itself won the Arthur C Clarke award in 1997. I cannot recommend it enough.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a gripping detective novel where Agatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery, introduces Hercule Poirot, one of the most famous fictional detective characters, for the first time to her readers. The plot has multiple characters and plot twists that keep the reader glued to the book!