book 2

The Raj Quartet, Volume 2: The Day of the Scorpion - Paul Scott

When I was in college, I saw the famous mini-series based on this series.  I tried reading the first book, and for some reason, couldn't get into it.  This year, suddenly, I felt an overwhelming desire to try again.  I am glad I did.

 

Scott's second volume adds more characters, including two young women who are finding and determining their place.  What is a particularly riveting section is the questioning of Huri.  Some really beautiful passages.  Scott also writes good women, and doesn't condemn for thier emotional chocies.