The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines

by Amitav Ghosh
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The Shadow Lines 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rarely one comes across a book that moves one's emotion and intellect with it's powerful yet beautiful and extremely poignant language. The story effortlessly moves back and forth in time, portraying the contrast of the times and places of the two stages of the protagonist's life, beautifully bringning the evolution of a character in particular and humanity in general. The characters of this story are too real to be fictitious, who are all very complex and yet simple enough to be idnetifiable with our own experiences. The climax is amazing, unpredictable, and very touching, living fully upto the expectations raised in the building up of it, and more. It leaves the reader with a twich of nostalgia that one feels after coming across a beautiful creation. DON'T MISS IT.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Shadow Lines' is not a novel. It's a random anthology of anecdotes and dramatized essays. The narrator switches places at will. In an instance, the reader is taken from Calcutta to London and before long he's in Colombo. Dhaka, too, gets a look-in. Anyone who's looking for a story may not find it here. There are more than one but their style reminds of the subtle and imaginative works already read. If we like the style we would better go to the classics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
GHosh creates his own narrative style. We are never clear where we are in time. He constantly fast forwards and rewinds twisting the story, fluidly, into a beautiful work.