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I'm not quite done reading this book, but almost. I'm savoring every last page. Kureishi is a brilliant writer, who is in touch with his well-researched topics, weaving a great... Read morePublished 22 months ago by happy
not many other than psychoanalysts can write such a novel. shows they too can lead complicated lives filled with regrets, tragedies, but with a perspective born of the ability to... Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by Amazon Customer
At first I got a little caught up in the Indian subcontinent kitch of the work ... but soon I could see the genius of how Kureishi is able to get inside of the lives of people who... Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Michael Baumberger
I overhaul enjoyed reading this book, although admittedly more the stuff about psychoanalysis and some of the insights in the "human condition" (it deals heavily with freedom,... Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Couldn't finish this novel, even though I tried. The sense that I was wasting my time kept nagging me at every turn of the page.
Save some trees, avoid.
....because that is all this book is: endless ramblings from a diary that nobody is interesting...
I wish I still had all my journals from when I was a teen, because I... Read more
It took me a while to discover the key to this novel. At first I considered that it may have been a sort of stream of conciousness type of book where the narrator jumped from... Read morePublished on January 28, 2009 by Junglies
I had moderately high expectations of this book, given the author's other writings and some reviews. Boy, was I disappointed. Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by Massimo Pigliucci
the literariness of this novel is its redeeming feature and indeed is kureishis strongest asset.his parlance is impeccable and his upper-middle class bolo essential for his... Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by J. Dixon