Think of this as a cordon bleu meal with fine wines and a number of courses. It's not a book to be rushed. Instead, it is to be savoured slowly and thought about. And, it's not a book to read, if you don't like a challenge
But Timbuktu filled all of Jonas's expectations simply because he had none. Added to which, for some hours, as they were driving out to it from Kabara, the town was enveloped in a cloud of sand because of the wind. Timbuktu was not even there. Jonas was over the moon.