3.5 rounded down
I would *really* have liked to have given this book a 4 or 4.5 star rating, but I just couldn't. The writing was too uneven. The plotting was very interesting and the interweaving of the storylines was fun (though not always plausible). The book did inspire an interest in Indian/Pakistani culture and politics that I have not had before. I just wish there had been a tighter hand in the editing process to make this a brilliant book instead of an average one.