I will order, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2020. Wonderful! Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the 20th century. The characters struggle, they try to buck the system, to break free of restraint, of interference - but ultimately their strength and sense of being comes from their family and friends. A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics). Unlimited listening on select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts. Please try again. The longest book you've ever read. Seth quite rightly uses a lot of Indian vocabulary and you can guess from the context what he means but a large number of them are missing from the, usually excellent, Kindle dictionary and I would have liked a precise definition at times. Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit. Wonderful! A Suitable Boy: THE CLASSIC BESTSELLER AND MAJOR BBC DRAMA - Kindle edition by Seth, Vikram. I can read a novel easily in a couple of nights and this took me a month to read and I loved every page of it. I had to keep referring to them to know who was being talked about and just gave up in confusion. . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels), Vikram Seth Collection 3 Books Set (A Suitable Boy, An Equal Music, Two Lives). Be prepared to give up many hours of time reading A Suitable Boy, it will not be time lost but in fact time gained with knowledge and descriptions of life in India. . cutting the book into two sections so it is a more manageable weight. I read this when it came out, and returned to it at the start of lockdown. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Although I worked with, and was acquainted with both Hindu and Muslim people, my own background, my father stemming from South Australian stock, was largely white imperial English. Scopri A Suitable Boy: The classic bestseller [Lingua inglese] di Seth, Vikram, Seth, Vikram: spedizione gratuita per i clienti Prime e per ordini a partire da 29€ spediti da Amazon. A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. I love it! If you love reading well written, thoughtful books that cover just about every situation in life, love, grief, loss etc you will adore this book and remember it for ever. As usual, we have the range of diametrically opposing reviews here on Amazon: people who loved the book, people who hated it. . Please allow me to return it and provide me another copy. It's also a great insight into another culture and time in history as it is set in 1948.Only one tiny criticism. Then, a couple of days ago, after reading many other stories by Vikram Seth, I looked for the book on my shelves and started it again. At the same time, it is the story of India, newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great general election and the chance to map its own destiny. Wonderful! It's fantastic. Meanwhile, Seth, whose California novel in verse, The Golden Gate (1986), was clever and energetic in concept but dull and soapy in final effect, falls into the same trap here: lots of stuff obviously--at a marathon 1300-plus pages--but characters made out of clich, with background-India the very stuffed pillow of local color that keeps them standing. BOMC and Quality Paperback alternates; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/93. One of the longest, but also one of the best books, ever written in the English language. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? It's fantastic. Seth's panoramic scenes take the reader into law courts, religious processions, bloody riots, academia--even the shoe trade. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
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