…Beyond the very loaded action line, which appeals to the action-thirsty reader, The Devil´s Road to Kathmandu by the author and journalist Tom Vater has very fine human observations and a well-tempered timeline. The idea of coming back and forth from a period of time to another is a frequent choice of plot development, but it is not a guarantee for a great story as it can only split the events without securing a proper story flow. In this case though, the two timelines – 1970s and 2000s – are well connected and enrich the narrative mutually. It creates the background for further story developments and setting of new actions.
Another part of the book that I loved was the local ambiance and the picturesque landscapes featured. As someone dearly missing travel right now and always on sought for travel writing inspiration, the book has good samples of wordsmitten descriptions of far away places.
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