After embarking on a James Bond marathon over my slothful summer break – all 24 movies in three weeks – you’d think I’d have had enough. In fact, it left me hankering to learn about the literary roots of this most enduring character.
Man Tiger begins with a moment of shocking, explicit violence.
What motivated it? You won’t find out until the very final pages, after Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan takes you on a strange, circuitous journey that is both firmly grounded in the squalid grit of real life but also suffused with the supernatural.