I don't know how to describe this book. I liked it, but it was one that had to grow on me as I read. I was not instantly smitten. The characters were colorful, but the things happening to them never seemed to truly challenge them, and difficulties were solved easily, almost unbelievably so, actually. The characters felt plausible, and their world felt plausible, but the neat and easy way "it all worked out" made this overall story fall a little bit short for me. I may read the next Jana Bibi book, but then again, I may not. I did love Mr. Ganguly, though.