I don’t think I have ever read a book quite like this. Lets just say the book is great but I hated it at the same time. The auther has a writing style that is very unique. He writes the book as if he is verbally telling you a story and at times gets of track. The theme of the book is about growing up in poverty. The book has some of the most amazing characters. Such as, a boxer trany prostitue who has the hart of gold. The book also touchs on love and people needing acceptances. The book is very depressing! If you are looking for a light read then this is not the book for you. 20 months ago
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This is a collection of short stories by an Indian writer. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. I thought the book had some very interesting stories. All the stories involve a great deal of Indian culture intertwined with lots of emotional turmoil like a mother who has a miscarriage, a wife who has a child from another man, a women attached to a married man. etc…. The stories also involve the Indian upper class. Most of her characters go to an Ivy league school or are professors getting their tenure. The book is impeccably written and has a lot of touching moments. I think people who are interested in reading about very real human emotions should pick this book up. 20 months ago
This book is very short. It took me about a day to read. This book is all over the place. The author tells about his childhood, his politics, philosophies, and overall understanding of the world. His perspectives are very pessimistic but filled with a raw dark humor that really touched me. He wrote this book at a very old age and it shows. Read it! Enjoy it! 20 months ago
It was sooooo insightful. It was encouraging to read that I do many of the things that a man appreciates. There were also some truths that were painful but in order to grow, there is sometimes pain. Hopefully, the young adults at my church will be having a questions party inspired by this book. Have about 5 books on my summer reading list. We’ll see how it goes. 20 months ago
So I finished the hunger games trilogy! I never thought that I would enjoy these books, but I did. The second book involves another hunger games with a combination of the rebel resistance. Fast paced book. I think this author likes to make books more fast paced towards the end. The first half of the book is always build up. The third book is nothing like the first two. It is surprising pretty deep. It deals with a lot of human suffering, post traumatic stress, and just overall the potential for human evil. While the first two books could be appreciated by a young kid, the last book is pretty intense. The characters are scarred and not very pleasant. I would say that hollywood is going to have a hard time making a movie out of that one. It will not follow the book story line. Overall, these books were fun. The third book is definitely not the lightest reading. 21 months ago
My girlfriend’s mom got me this book! I knew that my little sister read it and liked it. But my little sister is 12. So I knew that it was going to be a really easy read. While the book is very simple, it is extremely entertaining. Really never a dull moment. It is one of those books that is perfect for a movie, hence the movie. Overall I give this book about a 8-10. For its overall thoughtfulness about 5 but entertainment value is there 10 fold. If you are interested in a quick read and some fun, this is the book for you! 23 months ago