It is amazing how one can take a topic as seemingly mundane as "rain" and turn it into an educational and entertaining book. From rainmakers to monsoons to bold literary references, this book held my attention from beginning to end. I particularly enjoyed her Epilog (don't skip it!), describing her adventures in northeastern India, the world's rainiest spot, now impacted by climate change.
I really enjoyed this book. The documentation in "Notes" is something that only the best of journalists practice. In doing so, the author tells the reader how informed and well researched she is on the history of rain, how various cultures viewed it, how we view it, and the various cycles of rain that misled us in our country's formation.