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Amazon Significant Seven, January 2008: It's not the first time a story like this has been told: a '60s radical-turned-terrorist, living quietly under a new name with a family that doesn't know his history, finds his past about to catch up with him. But Hari Kunzru's novel, My Revolutions, feels fresh on every page. Not from the over-the-top pyrotechnics that brought so much attention to his precocious debut, The Impressionist, but from a thorough fictional imagination that gives every scene and every character the rich strangeness of reality. It's a grownup story of a youth lived at the edge (and a life spent in its shadow), which makes an emblematic tale of a generation feel irreducibly individual. --Tom Nissley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My Revolutions, the third novel by critically acclaimed British writer Hari Kunzru (named one of Grantaâs âTwenty Best Fiction Writers Under Fortyâ), melds deep political and philosophical reflections with a page-turner of a plot. The result is a novel that most critics praised for being both enthralling and thought provoking. While the Seattle Times complained that âfor those of us who enjoy reading Kunzru for his laser wit and wicked sense of dark social comedy, My Revolutions is a bit of a letdown,â most reviewers agreed that Kunzru manages to treat his characters, with all their failed idealism, their sins and their compromises, with both careful scrutiny and a welcome sense of compassion. In so doing, Kunzru asks an important, timely question: How does idealism lead to violenceâ"and then back to indifference?
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People will probably still be dissecting the effects of the '60s long after anyone who was alive and participating in that culture is long gone. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Warren
I read this over one long evening. For what it was, it was very well-executed: Kunzru's research on underground radical groups is impeccable and transposed with admirable artistic... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mekman79
I read this immediately on the back of Gods Without Men, which I loved. Finding Gods Without Men (which, to be honest, I chose mainly for the title and the cover) was the first... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Worldreader
Since the author is a bit young to have actually been there, I have to say that I think he did an amazing job of
capturing the spirit of the times. Read more
I first found out about Hari Kunzru after reading "Gods Without Men" which I found to be an excellent book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joseph Landes
I wanted to read a book by Hari Kunzru because his story in the New Yorker, "Raj, Bohemian," was one of the best short stories I've ever read. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by Ken Brimhall
"My Revolutions," like all good books, stuck with me long after I finished it. The story revolves around a former radical in 1960s London who settles into a life of middle-class... Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by J. Smallridge
Kunru is a good writer (read The Impressionist), but every character in this book is a caricature, and I found it hard to care about any of them. Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by Jeff Pariser
This is a beautifully imagined story of the later years of a sixties radical -- the price he paid for his activism and his youthful passions. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Book Babe