What was the significance of Hasina's marriage to the albino?
It was such a short lived marriage, I couldn't quite get what it was supposed to mean. Anyone have any ideas?
It signified the union of two "social misfits" - marriage for the wrong reasons that was not bound to be long-lasting. The albino wld have found it difficult to acquire a wife, and a beautiful wife at that; Hasina would have been left on the streets when she became less attractive with age - the albino needed a wife who would accept him and adjust as per his schedule - Hasina was that woman who was ready to compromise. But slowly familial pressures and the albino's jealousies and insecurities took over - typical male attitude.
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i never seen this book .plz send me.thnaks
Picked up this book as a 'special' and the publicity over the film launch - finding it really hard to get in the flow...it seems to jump all over the place and find myself at times have to go back a page to refresh where I was in the Story - it is not holding me at all - contemplating to put it down for now????
Funny, somshivam and lazyday101, you may have hit the nail on the head with why I've not been able to reach the final full-stop. And, I wanted to like this book...
lately I've been trying hard to find a good book written by a female writer.Brick lane was one of the book in that series that I had to read."On,Off" by Colleen McCullough is another book in this series and had the same effect on me which I assume "Brick Lane" had on you.
By the way can you suggest me,something here to put an end to this streak??
Me too Sweetafton, I really wanted to get into it, maybe not my style! I will try not to beat myself up about it too much - let's see ;-P
Somshivam - have you read any books by Alice Walker? check out my bookshelf - Possessing the secrets of Joy or A Piece of Cake - Cupcake Brown. The first book I read years ago, but I remember being taking in totally and left a lasting memory with me. A Piece of Cake I read earlier this year. Sad, true and funny parts. I could really relate to the story (memoir) in the way she writes - The imagery is brilliant!
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got this book from the library. worth reading?
I donno ur taste but it was a waste of time for me.
I read this book about 4 or 5 years ago. I really liked the insight into another culture (aside from "American"!) and the perspective it provided. I have a bias toward wanting to learn about other cultures, though. I liked how the characters were developed, and I thought that Ms. Ali was a good storyteller as well.
The entire chapter containing Hasina's letters is a weak spot in the novel - its predictable and the broken English is diverting - even irritating
I got about 120 pages into this and just seemed to lose interest. It's now been back on my shelf for a couple months...is it worth picking up again? Does the story get more interesting?
has any1 hu read dis bk actualli LIKED it??? i dint...i cudn't evn finish it!!
it was ok. it was very hard to get into though. The movie is ok too.