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And Kiran Desai's prose is beautiful.
I tried really hard to like this book - if fact, I read the entire thing hoping I would connect with the characters or care what happened to them.
The plot line in India was very weak, the characters did not really seem developed at all, particularly the girl, Sai.
A pretty depressing story, but the writing is grand and ornate. I read it for the style, not the story.Published 4 days ago by J. M. Jones
Excellent writing. Interesting characters. Plot poses some complex questions. An eye opener on India.Published 6 days ago by Carol from Ohio
The writing is wonderful. However, the plot lacked something. Our book group just didn't take to this book.Published 20 days ago by L. M. Keefer
I enjoyed this book and its images of India. The writer writes well.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
In this book there are a several beautifully written life truths about the fragility of life and fragility of human spirit when it comes to what we allow to consume us. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Kaitlyn Ratterman
This is one of those books that has great potential and falls flat under an attempt of lofty language. Ugh! It is so choppy that one could describe it as Titanic. Yuk!Published 1 month ago by Buff Easterly
I listened to the Audible version of this book, I attempted it twice before I was ready to embrace the character's and their circumstances. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sojourner
This is a beautifully written book that is difficult to read because of the depth of pain and truth in its descriptions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by THOMAS LANDAU