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Smalltown life in South India perfectly captured,
This review is from: The Painter of Signs (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Paperback)
This is another of R K Narayan's brilliant pieces of fiction. He really has a gift for capturing small town life as it really is in India.
This particular book is a slim volume and a bittersweet look at an ordinary man living his life and falling in love. The main character really is rather endearing, though at times you feel frustrated about the way he behaves! The perfect way to read this book is on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Take your time and let this wonderful evocation of small-town India wash over you.