Publish date: 2013
Publisher: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo
Pages no: 262
Edition language: Polski
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, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
bookshelves: summer-2015, booker-longlist, published-2001, tbr-busting-2015, india, lit-richer, nutty-nuut, e-book, class-war, oneupmanship, moral-high-ground, religion, contemporary Read from August 04, 2014 to July 16, 2015 Description: Manil Suri's comic prose and imaginative language transp...
The book started well for me with all the charaters living in a building in Mumbai developing but I couldn't enjoy it enough when the description about the dream of reincarnation of one of the flat owners started.
Enjoyable enough as a slice of life account of the residents of a Mumbai apartment building (also standing in as India in miniature) but there's a certain thinness to most of the characters that disappoints. The exceptions are the widower Mr. Taneja and the luckless Mr. Jalal whose interior lives ar...
Vishnu lives on the landing between two flights of stairs in a Bombay apartment building. Suri paints a broad portrait here, with many characters, each with a story to tell. Class is a major focus, building levels being indications, and there is the sort of bickering that seems annoying and comic at...
On the steps of a Bombay apartmentVishnu, a servant, a handyman, lays dying. The story shifts fromVishnu's remembrances of the past to each of the apartment dwellersand then to Vishnu's dying thoughts. Vishnu is ignored by the othersas much as possible, but becomes an embarrassment as his dying grow...
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