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Elephant Complex - A Beautiful New Travel Book on Sri Lanka

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There is a beautiful new travel book on Sri Lanka written by an Englishman

Elephant Complex by John Gimlette

I really enjoyed reading the book and don't say that just because John is a friend and I am also featured by name in the book having helped John out with some of his travel plans and making key contacts in Sri Lanka etc. I am not very good at writing expert book reviews but will sum it up by saying that John has a keen eye for details and subtle cultural nuances. I learnt many things about my own country especially some of the interesting historical facts which have obviously been thoroughly well researched and condensed skillfully to fit it into the scope of this book. John dissects Sri Lanka's guts wide open but does it with just the right touch of light heartedness to make the book not too serious but also not trivialize serious issues prevalent in Sri Lanka. I think many Fodorites will enjoy reading this and it will greatly enhance the experience of any traveller visiting this country.

For more expert reviews I will point you to

Ceylon Today - http://www.ceylontoday.lk/thumb/epaper-images/54559.jpg

The Spectator - http://new.spectator.co.uk/2015/10/sri-lanka-emerald-paradise-with-a-dark-interior/

Enjoy!

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