If your going to read it for the story itself you might be disappointed... the book goes nowhere slowly...very slowly.
Their flashes of insight and the author's analysis may seem contrived at times, but it's difficult to imagine how it could be expressed better.
Love will overcome all differences and difficulties and is the exact recipe to help us get through the ups and downs of life.
A very sensitive author. I enjoy reading her books. It gives me an idea of how people get used to another culture and adapt whilst their traditions still remain with them fading a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judith Ashley Banks
Good reading, good story. I enjoyed this book very much and would suggest it to anyone who wants to learn about India through Indian authors.Published 10 months ago by Susan Marx
While the novel is titled 'Clear Light of Day', the color that one feels while reading it is muted - like Cezanne's blue. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Islandgirl
It should first be noted that Anita Desai is clearly an erudite scholar of English, poetry, and the written word. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Renee
Desai's "Clear Light of Day" concentrates on the Das family at Old Delhi, specifically the children who are alive after years of living together and then parting. Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by C. Yew
Set in the 1970's in India, Bim, Tara, Baba and Raja are four children who grew up in Delhi at partition. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by MV
Set in India's Old Delhi, "Clear Light of Day" recounts the lives of four siblings - two sisters and two brothers - who grew up in an ever-changing India. Read morePublished on February 12, 2011 by thing two
Clear Light of Day is at once an accomplished family drama, a book about growing up and memory, and a historical novel. Read morePublished on April 6, 2010 by reader 451
"...while the morning took another stride forward and stood with its feet planted on the tiled floor." - p. 10
Enough said. Read more