Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Lives of Others – A strong contender for the Booker?

Amitav Ghosh has called it, “Searing, savage and deeply moving.” Anita Desai felt it was “Ferocious, unsparing and brutally honest.” Neel Mukherjee’s The Lives of Others which is longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize has evoked remarkable reviews. The novel is set in 1960’s and showcases three generations of a Kolkata upper-middle-class business family,…
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Excerpts from Broomrider’s book of the dead

Excerpts from Broomrider’s book of the dead by Mukta Sambrani A book in no genre based on found fragments from the notebooks of Anna Albuquar a.k.a. Anna Plum The First Reader (I am also wondering in terms of the linearity of the manuscript, if you were to read all of what is in this book,…
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