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The Ring is a truly splendid book, beautifully written. The author leads us through the daily life of a young man starting-out in an already saturated Indian employment market - with the extra stress and anxieties afforded by him wanting to walk a different career path and alongside the usual family pressures.
Along this journey, Ravi meets wisemen of different persuasions who feed him nuggets of wisdom that help him make sense of the world. Accompanying the narrative is a backing-track of beautiful poetry.
This is a spiritual book, but please do not let me misguide you - it is also a perfectly accessible and easy read - think Rushdie or Aravind Adiga.
I suspect this novel will appeal to western tastes - especially those of us in the U.K. who have an historical, if slightly romantic, attachment to India. Presumably it will appeal equally to eastern appetites.
I enjoyed reading this book, it was unique and different, it kept me hooked reading, the days struggles of Ravi were unique making the story different to others.