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A Strange and Sublime Address

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Almost my entire life I have been magnetically drawn to Indian literature from Riki Tikki Tavi through to Midnight s Children so this one drawn to Indian literature from Riki Tikki Tavi through to Midnight s Children so this one from a shelf and into my hands without me having any say in the matterAnd it soon became abundantly clear that Chaudhuri has writerly magic at his fingertips his prose is wonderfully poetic and each incidental detail is lovingly observed Yet the story itself is languorous and moves without any discernible purpose On top detail is lovingly observed Yet the story itself is languorous and moves without any discernible purpose On top that 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 it dragged indolently like a Calcutta heatwave D oh Someone please take my simile gun from me before I shoot myself in the foot 35 out of 5 eading amit chaudhuri 35 out of 5 Reading Amit Chaudhuri A Strange and Sublime Address is like sipping vintage wine on a transcontinenta. Sandeep is an only child living in a Bombay high ise and in this book makes two long visits to his extended family in ,
L flight You e in 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 On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski re looking for a story or a purpose then there is none But then is there any purpose in sipping a glass of vintage wine on a long flight but the joy of sheer indulgence in the simple pleasures of life I had almost abandoned A strange and Sublime Address but then decided not to Soon Iealized that the slow paced
narrative is actually 
is actually the story being told demands to create the idle atmosphere of Calcutta s summer Everyone who has spent their share of summer holidays at their maternal uncle s place will understand where the book is coming from Almost nothing happens as pages flow and yet a sense of nostalgia is inst. Alcutta This yet a sense of nostalgia is inst. "Alcutta This Tells The Story Of The Atmosphere In The "This tells the story of the atmosphere in the house where they live Chaudhuri writes precisely and ,
Illed Amit Chaudhuri brings the little joys and disappointments in a subtle way never fully exploiting in a subtle way never fully exploiting 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 impressions on little mindsThe plot or the lack of it takes place over two seasons The protagonist Sandeep spends his summer vacat Would have given it four the short stories were as good as the first novella Too many tacky metaphors and similes I tried to Work It But past it but THIS happened on page 12 13 a grating earthy noise like a drunk man cracking an obscene joke in a guttural dialect and laughing at it at the same time and each year is like a precious deposit in a newly opened bank account NEWLY OPENED BANK ACCOUNT I closed the book immediately and gave up I ll give some of his later works a tr. Arefully trying to capture in the Lassie Come-Home rhythms of his prose the faded happiness of things the strange pureemembered moments.

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