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The Blind Lady's Descendants #2020

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  • Title: The Blind Lady's Descendants
  • Author: Anees Salim
  • ISBN: 9789384030179
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This is the first book I ve ever read of this author I am simply blown away as a reader and as a writer This story is about nothing If you ask me to explain the plot I ll draw a blank Despite this the story contains everything Let me begin with the writing Anees is truly a gifted writer, a rare talent in today s commercialised world of Indian literature He knows exactly how much to give and how much to hold back His power over language is close to genius His characters are beautifully etched out [...]

    2. When Amar Hamsa begins on a quest to narrate his twenty six years lived at the Bungalow, what we witness is the gradual unfolding of the crumbling state of the physical and the mental, as also of relationships within and outside the home Part witty, part serious, he traces the lives of the inhabitants of the Bungalow We hear of his dysfunctional parents the mother lamenting the loss of her loved brother and the father away on his regular expeditions to Malabar of the blind grandmother who forms [...]

    3. I was not very much impressed by his style of writing when I read Vick s Mango Tree , and I didn t consider reading another book from Anees Salim But something about this book, maybe the title or cover page caught my attention while I was on flipcart and I decided to go for it The book is definitely a good read and I loved it He has a beautiful sense of wit, very subtle yet you can t stop giggling at some lines.The characters have come lively and leaves a landscape in your memory just like R.K.N [...]

    4. Anees The Blind Lady s Descendants is a delightful read He subtly ventures deep into a telling tale of the inmates of a crumpling bungalow A dark story woven with a narrative that is interestingly detached in its humor which keeps the reader glued and subjected to regular bouts of chuckles.

    5. Anees Salim does black humor and pathos well in equal measure Deserving winner of The Hindu Best Fiction award for 2013 Looking forward to Vanity Bagh next.

    6. A story with dark humor and cruelrealityThis book is a suicide note of the protagonist, Amar Hamsa A note filled with dark humor and cruel reality The narration begins with the Amar telling about her mother driving tiny nails into the front door to ward off bad luck Bad luck, then, must have come in through the back door, because by the time I considered myself grown up, I had started to regard it as a family member , Amar says Yes, this bad luck, which didn t care about the tiny nails in the fr [...]

    7. I think I will prefer Vanity Bagh over Blind Lady s descendants any day I am not sure about the other readers but my version same cover and publisher had a lot of grammatical and spelling errors After reading till the end I kind of feel that it was put in there knowingly but still there were a lot of words which were missing spaces C mmon errors can be inserted in a subtle way It was a huge turn off and the only motivation was that I had already read Vicks Mango and Vanity Bagh which pushed me [...]

    8. A metaphorical blindness is part of most people s lives We fail to see many things and hence live partial lives We make our lives as well as those of others miserable with our blindness Anees Salim s novel which won the Raymond Crossword award for fiction in 2014 explores the role played by blindness in the lives of a few individuals most of whom belong to the family of Hamsa and Asma The couple are not on talking terms for eighteen years, according to the mother When Amar, the youngest son and [...]

    9. It was okay Not as good as Vanity Bagh Or maybe my expectations were too high since I have been recommending VB to every person with a book in their hand.I am not saying the story wasn t great It was captivating I wanted to come back from office to pick up from where I had left But there was something missing when compared to VB That humour was silent in this and it had just way too many tragedies But then these usually got summarized in 3 lines The author didn t really go over board in describ [...]

    10. It was so obvious, I knew this was coming, that is going to happen Yet I wanted to read, to see if my reader s premonitions were true and when I found out, they were, I don t know if that made me happy or sad You can smell, the inevitable past seeping through pages, sometimes a fragrance, otherwise stinking, sometimes a smell indifferent I wanted to take an axe and destroy the Bungalow, or burn it all, as much as I wanted to be inside it The Tunnel The Bungalow, plays the role of heaven and hell [...]

    11. A tale about the slow disintegration of a family Melancholy is an ever present emotion if not dominant, an undercurrent.The narrator weaves his own story around parallel stories of his friends, his town, his dead uncle and the dysfunctional marriage of his parents About relationships, human follies and perseverance of a woman to hold her misfit family together.

    12. Not every story has an anticipated end, some are closer to reality Such stories let the reader dwell a bit to find a reason by themselves in the world that the writer has woven, thinking through the experiences of our own lives.

    13. I don t read fiction often Started reading this book because it is written by a colleague at FCB Ulka and because it won an award for best fiction of the year But enjoyed it so much I finished it on one long flight from Bombay to Toronto.

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