Andre Doxey Doxey itibaren 32981 Sartédigos, Ourense, İspanya
12-30-13 Bitirmeliyim yoksa 2013 için 6 klasiğim olmayacak. Sigh. Büyüleyici değil. :-) Ack. Ve hatta ick. 8 yaşında olsaydım, bu 5 yıldıza oy vereceğime eminim. Ancak, bıkmış ve alaycı (a.k.a.'ın olgun ve zeki) olması, 3 yıldız yapabileceğimin en iyisidir - ve bunun yalnızca genç bir Louisa May Alcott'un ilk kitabı olduğunun kabulü ile. (Ama ben bunu bitirdim!)
Ailenizden bazılarını ve sayfalarında kendi saplantılarınızı duyduğunuz bir kitap okumak çok güzel. Futbol ve fanın doğası hakkında beklediğimden daha fazla şey öğrendim ve her sayfadan keyif aldım.
Beautiful prose that really draws you in. The notions of social class, immigration, love, ambition, identity, communism, family , are portrayed in a manner that shows Desai's ability to look at things from a funny perspective, althought being very aware of the seriousness of the issues at hand. I thought the lack of resolution was precisely and thoughtfully done because life for the characters go on although the book ends, with no resolution. "And Lola and Noni would commit annual massacres at this time of year with Baygon, mosquito coils and swatters...", and "Uncivilized voluptoous green would be unleashed; the town would slide down the hill. Slowly, painstakingly, like ants, men would make their paths and civilization and their wars once again, only to have it washed away again..." This is a story well-told.
This book stands out in my mind mainly because of an argument I had with our English teacher that lasted the length of an entire English class, over whether or not the room was actually originally a childrens' playroom, or some kind of sinister crazy-wife-locking-up-room. My argument: "She's an unreliable narrator! And why would a children's playroom have weird metal rings on the walls and bars on the windows?" Her argument: "Yes, but she says it's a childrens' playroom." My counter-argument: "BUT YOU SAID SHE WAS AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR!" I remember this incident much better than the book itself -- but I do have a memory of it being rather simple in that AP English kind of way.