Babel (EBook, 2022, Harper Voyager) 4 stars

From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History …

Astonishingly good.

5 stars

Magic, colonialism, slavery, gunboat diplomacy, opium wars, linguistics and language, the industrial revolution, Luddites...all wrapped up in the story of four intensely sympathetic and young scholars sent up to Oxford to study in the tower at the center of the Empire.