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The Guide - R.K. Narayan, Michael Gorra
The Guide
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Formerly India's most corrupt tourist guide, Raju-just released from prison- seeks refuge in an abandoned temple. Mistaken for a holy man, he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's newfound sanctity to the test. Narayan's most celebrated novel, The Guide won... show more
Formerly India's most corrupt tourist guide, Raju-just released from prison- seeks refuge in an abandoned temple. Mistaken for a holy man, he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's newfound sanctity to the test. Narayan's most celebrated novel, The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039648 (0143039644)
ASIN: 143039644
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Guide by R.K. Narayan
bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-1958, india, radio-4x, play-dramatisation, art-forms, amusing Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from November 08 to 09, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06l36xyDescription: Raju's first stop after his release fro...
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4.0 The Guide
I'm not at all sure how I "feel" about this book. I never felt exactly compelled by the story or the characters, though I became increasingly curious about where it would all end up. The protagonist is a very curious creature -- an almost purely selfish man (whose selfishness often disguises itself ...
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