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Enchanting Prose - The best book I have ever read,
By A Customer
This review is from: The God of Small Things (Paperback)
Having read the reviews of others - I simply had to write to protest to comments like 'dull' and 'boring', 'couldn't finish it', 'maybe if I'd travelled in India' bla blah blah. Come on! I love nothing more than a good book - and this, I have to say folks, is one of the most beautifully executed books I have ever read. So much so that I can't think of anyone I know I haven't bought it for or lent it to. I think this author deserves full credit for her efforts and every writing prize there is going. I couldn't even begin thinking about how to write like that. She has a unique talent which I think so many others lack. If I were a writer - I would have wanted to be Roy and written this very book. Don't be put off by the negative reviews on this book - give it a chance. I stumbled on this book by chance - no-one had recommended it to me and I really am glad I picked it up. I don't think that this book is 'hyped' at all. It doesn't get its due credit - I've never read a book that has made me feel so strongly before. In terms of writing talent, it surpasses another of my favourite books - Memoirs of a Geisha - and thats saying something.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2012 14:58:13 GMT
Couldn't agree more! Just about to order a copy for my daughter - who loves India, but unfortunately couldn't come with me when I recently travelled to Kerala and the backwaters of Cochin. The natives mentioned the book with pride - and the glimpses I got from the place and the people made me understand that only a prose as laden with imagery as Roy's could do it justice. Every place demands its own language, and Roy has nailed it when it comes to Kerala!
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