“I did like most of it because it definitely has that indian touch in it. A little melodramatic?? - perhaps. but india is a very dramatic country where the men think they're not manly enough and the women complain that they're only women. I'll do a proper review on my site later I think. Till later, Ciao every1!!”nirvanaholic wrote this review Thursday, August 16, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brilliant in its simplicity”ciriya27 wrote this review Thursday, August 16, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ruthless description. Plain emotions. Masterpiece.
The silence says it all...”
“slow moving story... but beautifully written...
“It's been quite some time since I read this book. However, it was one of the most memorable. I've discovered, with delight, that some authors have such command, such power with a language that reading their works is at one inspiring, and humbling. This book is enough to make me a lifelong admirer, a devotee even, of Arundhaty Roy.
I live and grew up in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Born in a small town in the province. And as such, the world conjured by Roy have a very familiar, very real feel to me. The characters in the books I can almost recognize in my real life, neighbors, relatives. And to then delve into their minds and their passion so deeply that it almost felt like trespassing.
And the language, oh the language. There is a part of the book, towards the end. An Indian child was learning English, and playing with the words, and the sounds. It was insightful. Young foreigners beginning to learn English, such as myself, often play these games, sometimes unconsciously. Marvelous.”