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My Kind of Girl Paperback – November 5, 2010
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It's just got the right feel . . . . At once innocent and overwhelmingly passionate, in the manner of first love . . . A novel of delicate ideas and nuances. To capture them with the right touch of lightness couldn't have been easy, yet Sinha does just that. —Mint
A magical and totally entertaining volume—Sinha has caught Bose's dynamic and unfetted style admirably. —India Today
That My Kind of Girl—a classic modernist tale of four passengers stranded in a railway-station waiting room at night, recounting stories of lost loves - is engrossing is thanks not only to Sinha's abilities, but to the quality of Bose's narrative, which, unlike his earlier, Calcutta-based masterpiece, Tithidore (1949), inhabits a lighter, more Maupassant-like manner instead. —Rosinka Chaudhari
. . . Bose's charming and chatty prose provides us with tales as entertaining as either of those of its predecessors. . . My Kind of Girl . . . is another fine addition to Archipelago's growing impressive list of world literature. —Rain Taxi
Masterful. . . . Superbly translated . . . Bose's remarkable talent of throwing his characters' voices and at the same time inhabiting their skin is on full display in this slim, moving book. —Hindustan Times
Wonderfully decadent. . . . [Written] with consummate mastery. . . . A gem of delight. . . . Bose stokes the embers of the story alive till the last page. —Indian Express
About the Author
Arunava Sinha has translated Mani Sankar Mukherji¢s Chowringhee and The Middleman, Moti Nandy's Striker Stopper, and is currently translating Buddhadeva Bose's magnum opus, Tithidore.
Top Customer Reviews
Each account wonderfully evokes a time of innocence, sweetness, and youth, in which the focus of one's life was on one's love, and at a time in life in which the traveler was as yet unaffected by the cares of parenthood, heavy duty, or mature responsibility.
This book is a delightful, compelling read.
This book would make a wonderful gift for anyone who will be celebrating a romantic occasion, considering one's own young loves, thinking about the meaning of passion and ardor, or, ultimately, considering the meanings of one's own life and the journeys it has taken.
The book is a must read for any reader, from young adult on.
Moreover, the sweetness of the book marks it as a book that can be read by all.