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Posted December 10, 2006
Being from Bangalore I grabbed this book the moment I saw the title while googling Bangalore. Picked up the book in anticipation and all I read was some very good sentence structures, good language, but alas...nothing close to revealing the richness of Bangalore culture. The author is apparently from an upper middle-class Brahmin family with very little connection to the Bangalore that REALLY exists. Really, how many people in Bangalore can relate to the Club - the bastion of Bangalore snobbery!!! If you are a Bangalorean, I would resist the urge to pick this book up! If you do be prepared to be bombarded with some high-falutin prose rather than nostalgia of Bangalore.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 12, 2005
Totally confused !
Bought the book at Landmark Book Stores in Bangalore, to read on the flight back home to SFO. (This was after a one year stay in Bangalore !!) But the long flight proved to be more interesting than the book. The characters seemed to build up well, but the ending was so abrupt and meaningless - this happened in each story. I started reading the last story, only to find the same characters as the first. Stil have not got around to finish the book. Its been 2 weeks since I arrived back. Wonder if I ever will !Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.