The Slayer of Serpents
By George Mathew Muthoot
This is a charming volume. The author’s tone is mature and reflective, the adventures he describes inherently interesting. Through his sensitive descriptions, Dr. reveals the child who experiences the adventures. As he does so, he gives insight into the adult who is recalling these events.
Dr. Muthoot’s family was part of a community of Christians in southern India. This community traces its roots to St. Thomas, one of the original Apostles. In India he found followers and established a church.
I recommend this book. It offers insight into a particular culture and permits the reader to spend time with an author who has a generous and gentle spirit. That’s always a good thing.