The Years of Rice and Salt
Edition language: French
In the 14th century, the plague hit Europe. But instead of killing a third of the population, it kills 99%. Islam and Buddhism rise, along with China and the Ottoman Empire. The New World is settled west to east and India becomes the country to spark the Industrial Revolution. This tale that spans c...
Now there is nothing left to do But scribble in the dusk and watch with the beloved Peach blossoms float downstream. Looking back at all the long years All that happened this way and that I think I liked most the rice and the salt. The Years of Rice and Salt is a thick, dense alternate history spa...
Excellent, ambitious, expansive book...I believe it's one that will continue to reward multiple rereadings.(Sorry for the brief review...I'll return for a proper one soon. It deserves it.)
Interesting in its own ways—especially if you like to read about reincarnation, since the book spans several centuries of history seen through the eyes and experiences of a jati, a group of people who keep crossing paths from one life to the other. There's something fascinating about how those "hero...
An interesting story of an alternative world history where most of Europe is wiped out by the plague. It follows the lives of two people whose lives intersect with some of the events of the world as the Chinese and Islamic nations duke it out over control of the world.
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