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Yakada Yaka (The Burgher Trilogy, Book 2) Yakada Yaka Is The Second Part Of The Burgher Trilogy That Began With The Jam Fruit TreeWhen The Conquering British Roll Out The First Railway Steam Driven Locomotive In Sri Lanka, It Causes Quite A Stir The Smoke Spewing, Banshee Wailing, Fearsome Black Thing Hisses Like A Thousand Cobras And The Villagers Declare That This Thing Is An Iron Demon A Yakada YakaThe Burghers Who Drive These Iron Demons Have A Penchant For Challenging Authority And Courting Trouble, Sometimes Just To Liven Things Up In The Railway Outposts And So It Is That Sonnaboy And Meerwald Chase A Large Group Of Villagers All Across Anuradhapura, Mother Naked But Not Much Bothered By It, Ben Godlieb Conjures Up A Corpse In His Cowcatcher, Dickie Byrd Single Handedly Demolishes A Pentecostal Mission And Is Hailed As The Messiah Of The Railway Fraternity, And Basil Van Der Smaght Filches A Human Heart And Feeds It To The Nawalapitiya Railway Staff And To Cap It All, Sonnaboy Takes French Leave To Act In The Bridge On The River Kwai


About the Author: Carl Muller

Carl Muller was born in 1935 in Kandy As a young man he joined the Royal Ceylon Navy, then briefly served in the Ceylon Army and later joined the Colombo Port Commission He moved into journalism and worked in the Middle East He is a prolific writer having written poetry, fiction, a children s book, short stories, historical fiction, a collection of essays and monographs He has won many awards and prizes for his writing He is best known for The Jam Fruit Tree 1993 which won the Gratiaen Prize for that year He currently lives in Kandy source



10 thoughts on “Yakada Yaka (The Burgher Trilogy, Book 2)

  1. says:

    I loved reading this when I was living in Sri Lanka, the smells and sounds were already surrounding me and it just let my imagination take me back to days gone by.Carl has a wonderful way of writing that lets you escape into the Colonial Britain and the true feelings of the local Sri Lankans or Ceylonese as they were at that tim


  2. says:

    It is universally known that the railway is a watering hole for the mentally deficient Carl Muller on the railways in early 20th Century CeylonYakada Yaka which literally means Iron Demon is the name given by the locals to the loud coal fired trains that belched black smoke as they wound their way around 20th Century Ceylon The book is


  3. says:

    As vibrant and hilarious as The Jam Fruit Tree, but with a looser narrative structure This ribald, outrageous sequel readslike a collection of anecdotes about pre independence Sri Lankan railway life, whereas its predecessor waslike a complete narrative centering on the von Blosses, a family of Burghers Eurasian Sri Lankans descended from the D


  4. says:

    Carl Muller is definitely a scientist in writing His consistency of articulating the English language embedded with witty humor and story formation is quite remarkable It s a fantastic story about burghers lived living in Sri Lanka and it is quite believable despite its extreme interpretations Thoroughly enjoyed the book


  5. says:

    3.5 5


  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It was a good book I started reading this before I read Under the Jam Fruit Tree but found no issue in following the book and its characters The book ends not important to the plot with the main characters leaving Sri Lanka for the UK which I suppose comes with the mass exodus of burghers


  7. says:

    Mighty funny.couldnt put this book down..had me in splits all the time.a big fan now.plan to read the rest of his burgher trilogy there are apparently 5 books now.and he has a series on sri lankan history much like the Alexander series by Valerio Massimo Manfredi..got to give that a go too.


  8. says:

    It s now tennish, the colony where I stay is dark and quiet as I sit before my PC thinking about the Von Bloss and his brood.I think of all my anglo Indian friends. from school and college and wonder are they hapy, contented.Carl Muller is a teller of tales.


  9. says:

    Hilarious


  10. says:

    A funny bawdy tale that allows us to glimpse the lives of the lower class Burghers of Colombo This is well worth a read to understand the intermingling of the Sri Lankan people.


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