Publish date: January 1st 1991
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
, Magical Realism
This is a strong work of literary fiction that didn’t strike any special chord with me. I’d tried unsuccessfully to read it several times in the past, but made another attempt this year and can report that it gathers steam as it goes, though it took me a couple hundred pages to start really enjoying...
If I was reviewing this book purely on the quality of the writing, it'd be a solid five stars. It's simply astounding. But it loses one simply because, even though I enjoyed it, reading felt like an absolute chore. I swear, it took me six thousand years to finish this damn book.Part of this is due t...
Another tall tale, occurring in India. Lots of stories of a boy born during India's revolution.
Anyone who has been paying attention knows I love the Man Booker Prize. I love the contest and I enjoy reading the books nominated. It's the one prize that I actively pay attention to (two weeks until the 2015 long list is announced, by the way). I'm excited to open any Booker winner. It's no surp...
the most beautifully written yet thoroughly boring book I have ever read1 star for the story, it gets to 3 stars for it's prose
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