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Book Title: Circle of Reason, The|
The author of the book: Amitav Ghosh
Edition: Brilliance Audio
Date of issue: August 11th 2015
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.34 MB
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Reader ratings: 3.3
ISBN 13: 9781501280382
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OMG. I couldn't finish it. Horror of all horrors, I couldn't finish a book by an author that I admire. But I realized what it is. I was struggling with the same thing in 'The Hungry Tide'. Ghosh spends an inordinate amount of time developing characters, their pasts, their little histories, their unique experiences. The plot gets put on hold as we dive (once again) into the history of a newly introduced character and then the anecdote takes you further and further away from the current storyline and 20 pages later you are slowly dragged back to the present.
Now I love good character development. I really do. But this? THIS? It's maddening. Really? Nearly every character gets this? It's too much (for me).
Here is the worst part and what made me throw this book across the room. A third way into the book, Ghosh 'removes' a large group of the main characters! GONE. People who I had just been forced to examine the way they like to pluck their nosehairs. Gone from the story. WTF?
I threw the book down. I'm not going to finish it. Nothing had happened anyway. There was barely anyone left to care about.
SO! My friends, if you love love love characters (Liz?) and don't care too much about a cohesive plot, this book might suit you.
I must also add, I loved his recent book 'The Sea of Poppies', and it's the first in a trilogy that I will certainly attempt to read when it comes out. 'Sea of Poppies' had great characters and a interesting plot.
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Read information about the authorAmitav Ghosh is one of India's best-known writers. His books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, Incendiary Circumstances, The Hungry Tide. His most recent novel, Sea of Poppies, is the first volume of the Ibis Trilogy.
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He studied in Dehra Dun, New Delhi, Alexandria and Oxford and his first job was at the Indian Express newspaper in New Delhi. He earned a doctorate at Oxford before he wrote his first novel, which was published in 1986.
The Circle of Reason won the Prix Medicis Etranger, one of France's top literary awards, and The Shadow Lines won the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar. The Calcutta Chromosome won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for 1997 and The Glass Palace won the Grand Prize for Fiction at the Frankfurt International e-Book Awards in 2001. The Hungry Tide won the Hutch Crossword Book Prize in 2006. In 2007 Amitav Ghosh was awarded the Grinzane Cavour Prize in Turin, Italy. Amitav Ghosh has written for many publications, including the Hindu, The New Yorker and Granta, and he has served on the juries of several international film festivals, including Locarno and Venice. He has taught at many universities in India and the USA, including Delhi University, Columbia, the City University of New York and Harvard. He no longer teaches and is currently writing the next volume of the Ibis Trilogy.
He is married to the writer, Deborah Baker, and has two children, Lila and Nayan. He divides his time between Kolkata, Goa and Brooklyn.
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