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The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai 18/03/2009

The Inheritance of Loss - big themes, fragmented story telli

The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai is the Booker Prize winner from 2006 and is a novel about a community of misfits from the north eastern Himalayas, each with a very different background from this caste based society, still rocking from colonial days. The novel follows them as they try to find their way in a very harsh environment that is jostling for survival, position and for power, struggling for change in a society where tradition is so important. Why I Read It ~~~~~~~~~~~ My favourite way to select a book to read is through a recommendation from a friend with similar taste, but at a loss recently as to what to read next, I had a look at previous Booker Prize winners to see whether any caught my imagination (and was available on the library book shelves!). I selected the Inheritance of Loss and The Gathering by Anne Enright (you can read my review on this too, if you like!). Reading is so subjective and such a personal experience, that you cannot guarantee that just because a book has won a prize or been included in the Richard and Judy Book Club, that you are going to enjoy it. Still, selecting from a prize winner means you will usually get SOMETHING out of reading it, even if it is not entertainment… I had no pre-conceptions about this book, but I was attracted by the quote from Suketu Mehta (the New York based, Indian born, author ‘Maximum City’)on the blurb: “A revelation. Vast in scope, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the immigrant quarters of New ...

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Zuma Deluxe (Xbox Live Arcade) 21/06/2008

It takes balls to play this!

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