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Mistry does something that only the really natural writers can do: without apparent effort, manipulation or contrivance, he creates characters you like instantly and will gladly follow for as long as the novel leads. The book is about an Indian family during the years of Indira Ganhdi's rule; it's also a study of the times, its politics and corruption, and was especially interesting for me, who knows so little about life in the rest of the world. It had to be a good book: after I read Such a Long Journey, I wanted to go right out and buy a plane ticket and see India for myself.
Short-listed for the Booker Prize, this intelligent fictional portrait of the corrupt aspects of Indira Gandhi's regime focuses on a bank clerk who becomes a secret operative as an Indian-Pakistan war threatens in 1971.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Characters with such depth, with totally relateable thoughts and feelings. If you liked this A FINE BALANCE is a must.Published 1 month ago by tamarajane
i enjoyed this very much. The writing is second to none, so descriptive and refreshing. i would definitely reccommend this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mags dobey
Certainly the story telling style in the same league as R K Narayan simple and witty . At the end felt sad for the protagonist. Must read for those who love Graham Green genre.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Feels like you're part of the story. Was a little difficult to get into initially but a great book overall.Published 4 months ago by alaina sully
Rohinton Mistry is a master word-smith, bringing the complex stories of India to life! Each of his books is a treasure.Published 7 months ago by Library Lady
Another terrific read by Rohinton Mistry! Arrived fast and in good condition. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by Albert V. lesley
I didn't like this book mainly due to the author's writing style. The book is very descriptive even of the trivial things and lack an engaging dynamic plot.Published 9 months ago by WTriBiker