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should have been more engaging than it was,
This review is from: Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India (Paperback)
I suppose because Madhur Jaffrey is so engaging in her cookery shows I had high expectations of the same form her book. Unfortunately, with so many tales of childhood and challenges of growing up in developing countries, this one pales into insignificance compared to those written by people whose primary role is writing. It was interesting but nothing too out of theordinary - if you want a great book about India then see Will Randall Indian Summer!
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Initial post: 5 Dec 2011 09:58:59 GMT
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Miranda Mason says:
How can you lump one specific woman's experience of growing up in India together with any other, or all other, books about so-called developing countries. This says so much more about the reader's attitude than it does about the book. In an open-minded world there should be no such thing as saying one book (the recommended one by Will Randall) says it all. How many people are there in India, or have grown up there? Millions. And therefore as many as there are stories to tell, each of them to be shown some respect.
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