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I appreciated the simplicity and freshness in the language.
Without making her book an apology for either the pro or the con case, the author presents the problem as it affects her characters' lives.
The novel explores the dynamics of human desire and motivation that influence our decisions about love and war.
I read this book nearly six years ago and have had a great deal of difficulty getting a handle on the overarching theme. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Blake Fraina
If you love language and how it can tell a story--better, you are awed by how it can sing a story to you in written form, then this is THE book. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Reader in Search of
I really enjoyed the writer's narrative style. Very musical. The short chapter lengths definitely appealed to me. I appreciated the simplicity and freshness in the language. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Sweta Vikram
I reread this work in a later context of the end of the tiger saga and the travails of the Tamizh ...the silence in her stories are stunning. Read morePublished on June 12, 2009 by M. Venketraman
In "Love Marriage" V.V. Ganeshananthan has given us a very painterly portrait of a Sri Lankan Tamil family's weave of relationship, and experiences that transform both family and... Read morePublished on May 18, 2009 by Robert Berg
Having lived almost two decades in the Jaffna Peninsula of Sri Lanka, I wa very pleased to find the novel a very accurate statement of the background of the current conflict... Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Robert G. Porter
Having read the book, I am still wondering why the title "Love Marriage"?
The book talks about marriages of several generations but not one of them was a love marriage... Read more
This is an excellent book that weaves the dynamic of a family's history of relationships in the backdrop of an ethnic civil war in Sri Lanka. Read morePublished on January 26, 2009 by N. Gunaratnam
Love Marriage is the first novel of promising young writer V.V. Ganeshananthan. What began as her Harvard senior thesis has blossomed into a multi-generational, multicultural tale... Read morePublished on November 30, 2008 by E. Dorney