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Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings [Kindle Edition]

Kuzhali Manickavel
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"I had a great time reading Kuzhali Manickavel's Insects Are Just Like Us Except Some Of Them Have Wings. The stories are well written, of course, but what really gets you is the variety, the sheer unpredictably of them... You just can't say which way a story will turn."
--Kala Krishnan Ramesh

'Not merely lyrical and strange, but also deadpan funny' --Miranda July, India.

Kala Krishnan Ramesh, Tehelka, August 16, 2008

"I had a great time reading Kuzhali Manickavel's Insects Are Just Like Us Except Some Of Them Have Wings. The stories are well written, of course, but what really gets you is the variety, the sheer unpredictably of them... You just can't say which way a story will turn."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 778 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Blaft Publications (10 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CPDAB4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #556,995 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insects of the world unite! 29 Mar 2014
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Now I know why sometimes I feel as if I used to have four extra legs. Entertaining and educational! What more could you want?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kuzhali Manickaval Has Wings 16 Oct 2008
By Mark Jacobs - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The stories of "Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings" are like well-remembered dreams. They are frustratingly elliptical and playfully topsy-turvey in their abandonment of mundane reality, yet sufficiently vivid and subtle to provide that delicious moment of doubt about the dreaming/waking, imaginary/reportorial dichotomies which make us feel in control of our lives.

This is a wonderful read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best new writing I've seen this year 9 Sep 2008
By Valerie E. Polichar - Published on Amazon.com
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By turns funny, surreal, philosophical and poignant, Manickavel's outstanding collection of short stories is also stunningly original. She successfully blends elements of surrealism and magic realism with a rich sense of place, and she has a true gift for writing dialogue. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
5.0 out of 5 stars Some people call me Maurice 30 April 2014
By Spruce - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Being an Indian certainly helped me identify with the characters in her stories. I came across her blog on twitter and bought the book because her blog was sufficient evidence of excellent writing. Once I read the story about Maurice I knew I'd have to read every book she ever writes. My favorite Indian author remains Ruskin Bond for his command over the lucid narrative. Kuzhali will remain on the favorites list for keen sense of the inconsequential and quirky.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 9 Oct 2013
By George I Steblovsky - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful. Nostalgic, sad and funny at the same time. You don't just read these stories, you sense them. They almost have a palpable quality. Great debut.
5.0 out of 5 stars Such surreal beauty! 27 Feb 2012
By Michael A. Duvernois - Published on Amazon.com
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After having read some short stories and entries in Kuzhali Manickavel's blog (which you MUST check out, amazon will delete a link, but Google will find it for you, hint: third world ghetto vampire), I had to track down her book. It appears to be published by a firm best known for Bengali Romance novels. Fitting. Manickavel is darned close to my favorite new writer now. Everyone I show this surreal, oddity-filled, beautiful book to wants a copy.
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