Nd most of them actually all except one leave the reader expecting out of the story as they end abruptly Four stars for the main story and three stars for the following nine Almost my entire life I have been magnetically drawn to Indian literature from Riki Tikki Tavi through to Midnight s Children so this one leapt from a shelf and nto my hands without me having any say A Deadly Trade in the matterAndt soon became abundantly clear that Chaudhuri has writerly magic at his fingertips his prose Framed for Murder is wonderfully poetic and eachncidental detail s lovingly observed Yet the
story tself s languorous and moves without any discernible purpose On top of itself s languorous and moves without any discernible purpose On top of even I the Sultan of Similes thinks he should have kept his trigger happy simile gun holstered for longer periodsIn summary the book was beautifully written but t dragged ndolently like a Calcutta heatwave D oh Someone please take my simile gun from me before I shoot myself Squeak! in the foot 35 out of 5 Chaudhari the mood magician He cant tell a good storyf you put a gun to his head but that s okay because that s not his job His job Claiming His Bought Bride / Seducing the Enemy's Daughter is to shape with deft fingers beautifulmages of everyday life where nothing happenswhere the whole day Pêşbaziya Çîrokên Neqediyayî is composed of a series of dot dot dots where languid days of summer stretchnto the horizon punctuated only by pigeon flutterings and afternoon siestas What Pick Three is the book about then Nothing really simply the patchwork display of everyday sound smell touch and thoughts of restless school boys Would have givent four f the short stories were as good as the first novella One of those books where nothing happens and that s ok Lovely prose describing two holidays on the life of 10 year old Sandeep who travels from the modern apartment of his parents n Bombay n the school holidays to the chaotic world of his extended family n Calcutta A story of rickshawallas and all the kids Across the Table in one bed of learning to speak some Bengali and coping with the diabolical heat It gives a feel of Indian 250 page. Arefully trying to capture n the rhythms of his prose the faded happiness of things the strange pure remembered moments. ,
Reading Amit Chaudhuri s A Strange
*AND SUBLIME ADDRESS IS LIKE SIPPING *Sublime Address s like sipping wine on a transcontinental flight You re n the same seat seemingly not having gone anywhere but mysteriously transported without your own knowledge to another place another time All this with the smoothness of velvety turns of phrase and clever manipulations of language If you re looking for a story or a purpose then there Accidental Commando is none But thens there any purpose n sipping a glass of vintage wine On A Long Flight a long flight the joy of sheer ndulgence The Adventurer's Bride in the simple pleasures of life I m tempted to givet 4 stars Moto ondoso stabile e altri racconti instead of 3 simple because ofts first half He beautifully strings together the everyday nothings n a Bengali household till a point after which there was something amiss Hence
The 3 Stars Too Many Tacky Metaphors3 stars Too many tacky metaphors similes I tried to work past t but then THIS happened on page 12 13 a grating earthy noise like a drunk man cracking an obscene joke Son of the Sheriff (Delta Justice, in a guttural dialect and laughing att at the same time and each year s like a prec Sublime ndeed This Son of the Sheriff is probably the best book I have readn the past few years Indian books are often expected to have colour and chaos and flavour Not that there The Best of Us: A Memoir is anything wrong with the books that do have this butt can t be denied that such expectations have certain orientalist mplicationsA Strange Sublime Address on the other hand s an ncredibly moving portrait that captures an elusive spirit of middle class India It basks n the beauty of the every day of the silliness and the grace of our small lives I finished the book and then turned back to the page where the short stories began and then re read them again Then I The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation immediately went and purchased two books by the author and I m very much looking forward to diggingn I had almost abandoned A strange and Sublime Address but then decided not to Soon I realized that the slow paced narrative s actually what the story being told demands to create the dle atmosphere of Calcutta s sum. Sandeep Annie and the Confirmed Bachelor is an only child livingn a Bombay high rise and April in Bloom in this book makes two long visits to his extended familyn .
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Of Summer Holidays At Their Maternal Unclesummer holidays at their maternal uncle place will understand where the book Let It Snow is coming from Almost nothing happens as pages flow and yet a sense of nostalgias nstilled Amit Chaudhuri brings the little joys and disappointments n a subtle way never fully exploiting the drama that boils below the surface The book observes the way a child looks at his elders around him and the way the lifestyle and culture of a place create their Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, impressions on little mindsThe plot or the lack oft takes place over two seasons The protagonist Sandeep spends his summer vacation at Calcutta at his maternal uncle s place and then returns again to spend his winter The way his experiences during these short vacations differ during these two seasons creates the little ripples on an otherwise calm surface of Amit Chaudhuri s writingThe main story s followed by short stories which again compose the nostalgia that rises from life n Calcutta One thing common throughout the book s the author s successful portrayal of the wonder hidden n ordinary day to day life of everyday people A Strange and Sublime Address transports the reader to lazy afternoons somewhere HOW TO PLOT ROMANCE FICTION: KEEP YOUR PANTS ON! HOW TO OUTLINE A ROMANCE NOVEL WHEN YOU ARE AN INTUITIVE WRITER in the lost lanes of childhoodRating 35 5 Sandeep an only child livingn
a Bombay comes with his mother to his maternal uncle s house to spend his vacationsBombay comes with his mother to his maternal uncle s house to spend his vacations his cousins Abhi and Babla This book has a mention of two such vacations one and a half year apart one Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, in the summers and onen the winters of the following year The way the kids spend their time Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child (Harlequin Presents Extra, in the summer vacation looking at the pigeons watching the passers by sitting on the balcony looking at the palm treen the neighborhood reflects how Angels Do Have Wings innocent childhoods The story has been narrated n a very descriptive manner and some of the scenes can actually be visualised I really enjoyed this part of the bookNine short stories follow the main book These stories are very different n nature and essence from the main book Alcutta This novel tells the story of the atmosphere n the small house where they live Chaudhuri writes precisely and