Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Glass Palace - Amitav Ghosh

Completed the novel yesterday at long last. Can't say I loved it. It had promised much in the beginning , but somehow I found it didn't live up to the promise.

I just felt that too much happens too suddenly, in a single line, and at times I'm left wondering - what happened in between? How did that character evolve? How is this situation relevant ? I guess taking up the three generations, numerous characters across too many places was just a bit too much for me to chew.

Cooled off with an Agatha Christie after that. Guess I'll pick up a pot boiler next.

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