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⇨ search Hardcover Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka ⩘ Book Author John Gimlette ⫌ ⇨ search Hardcover Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka ⩘ Book Author John Gimlette ⫌ Witty, detailed adventures, drawing on local characters he meets Gimlette hears from ex presidents, tea planters, terrorists and pilgrims, exploring the country from the capital, Colombo, to the ancient reservoirs that attract the island s thousands of wild elephants Guardian, Best New Travel Books He brings the open mind, the erudition and the eye for telling detail no rogue is denied a fair hearing no hint of the absurd escapes his attention and no metaphor misfires Admirable in its candour Elephant Complex has a sting in its tail John Keay Times Literary Supplement To read Elephant Complex is to get the most accurate and thorough modern history of Sri Lanka and to read it is to understand what it is that makes it so magical, in spite of its recent ugliness Kristin Fritz Everyday ebook As for Mr Gimlette, it is hard to think of a astute and sympathetic companion for a journey around the island and into Sri Lanka s episodic bouts of madness He is beguiled by the place and its people, for a start He writes beautifully, all freshness and verve And he is also very funny Wall Street Journal An intrepid journey to the famously reclusive island unearths a paradise amid trauma and obfuscation An effortless, elegant writer, Gimlette chronicles the stories of these truculent, traumatized people An exuberant, eye opening travel quest Kirkus Book of the Year The elephant complex of the title refers to ancient paths that the creatures have always followed on the island Gimlette believes he must trace similar historical paths to get under the skin of Sri Lanka He does so with wit and the occasional scrape with the authorities The Times A quest to understand the country, and not a mere description of it This is what sets the book apart from the legion of Ceylon and Sri Lanka travelogues Sri Lankans themselves will find Gimlette s renditions of places from Colombo to the desolate Wanni inspiring and evocative While many travel writers on Ceylon often tended to trim and twist the country to fit it into their own neat narrative, Gimlette does not hide the incongruities and bafflements he encountered Sri Lanka Sunday Times Insightful and interesting holistic observation of humanity as entalged in acryptic webbing of mortality, immortality and matter that Gimlette offers us The great appeal of this book is that we travel alongside him Ceylon Today A gripping account of an under reported island Sara Wheeler Spectator, Book of the Year Brilliant It displays his gift for graphic imagery and his eye for the absurd But it is, perhaps, his darkest book yet Along with the swimming trunks and the sunblock, I d pack a copy of Elephant Complex Telegraph The reader in search of a thoughtful adventure is in good hands Gimlette brings a brisk barrister like inquisition to proceedings, allied with amiable good humour and a searching interest in the history of peoples and places Intrepid to the last, Gimlette wanders among mountains and jungles, drawing his journey to a close among the wreckage of the civil war Rich in humour, full of insight and humanity, Elephant Complex is a very fine tribute to this enigmatic island nation SpectatorA gripping account of an under reported island Spectator, Book of the Year A brilliant new book about an island that has a geography from heaven and a history from hell Daily Telegraph A brilliant work of travel, history and psychological insight astute and sympathetic very funny Wall Street Journal Everyone has wanted a piece of paradiseJohn Gimlette winner of the Dolman Prize and the Shiva Naipaul Prize for Travel Writing is the kind of traveller you d want by your side Whether hacking a centuries old path through the jungle, interrogating the surviving members of the Tamil Tigers or observing the stranger social s of Colombo s city life, he brings his own unique insight to the page a treasure chest of research and a gift for wry amusement Through him, Sri Lanka all at once dazzling, strange, conflicted and beautiful comes to life as never before. 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    • Hardcover
    • 528 pages
    • Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka
    • John Gimlette
    • English
    • 2016-02-26T19:18+02:00