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Arundhati Roy
Birth date: 1959-11-24
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All about me
All about me rated it 2 years ago
I do enjoy Arundhati Roy's writing, but I find it requires a different approach. I often find Asian writers have a slightly absurd, almost shambolic sensibility. Sometimes that sensibility feels light and breezy, but sometimes it doesn't. For me, Roy's is the latter. Her writing is quite dense, so m...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 2 years ago
Thanks to NetGalley and Hamish Hamilton (and imprint of Penguin Random House, UK) for providing me with an ARC copy of this novel that I freely chose to review. This is not an easy novel to review. So far I’ve found that with all the novels longlisted for the Man Booker Prize that I’ve read so far. ...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 2 years ago
I have to admit that I didn't really get this one. I love Roy's style and enjoyed the book, but I'm not entirely certain I understood it. I think it would make a great book club book for discussion and perspectives because there is so much to digest here. Maybe it'll end up as one of those books tha...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
DNF @ 20%. This book and I didn't get off to a great start, and I admit that some of this was due to my own preconceptions. But, I gave it a try. It just didn't work. When at 16% I still felt like it just was not getting any better. The writing style was just aggravating me. I should have...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 3 years ago
I wasn't sure what to expect other than everyone raves about this author and I had to sit with it all a while to decide what I really felt about it. It's a powerful book and a little hard to read sometimes but also strangely beautiful. Trigger: death of a child. It's right in the first chapter that ...
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