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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.
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by THOMAS LANDAU
Excellent read - wish it could go on and we would know what happens to all the characters.Published 2 months ago by Gayatri Sankaran
I didn't finish the book I found it boring and horrible in places. On.a positive note the writing was great and poetic.Published 2 months ago by R. King
One of the best books I've read. I learned a huge amount about India.Published 3 months ago by Linda Solway
Lots of bits and pieces to knit together...liked the ending very much ....good writing think the next one might be betterPublished 3 months ago by CSH
The story is memorable (read it seven years ago) and took me to unfamiliar territory through vivid description. As I recall, each character took as many lumps as they dished out. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mars Violet
Initially I came upon this book and wanted to read it because of the title which got me thinking about what it is like when one inherits a sense of loss as I did from my mother who... Read morePublished 5 months ago by SYBIL BLAZEJ-YEE
The book makes very interesting reading. It has good descriptions of India's north west hilly region with various interests groups and political currents of the times. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M Rajan