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Maternal uncle s place and then returns again to spend his winter The way his xperiences during these short vacations differ during these two seasons creates the little ripples on an otherwise The way his xperiences during these short vacations differ during these two seasons creates the little ripples on an otherwise surface of Amit Chaudhuri s writingThe main story is followed by short stories which again compose the Nostalgia That Rises From Life In Calcutta One Thing Common that rises from life in Calcutta One thing common the book is the author s successful portrayal of the wonder hidden in ordinary day to day life of veryday people A Strange and Sublime Address transports the reader to lazy afternoons somewhere in the lost lanes of childhoodRating 35 5 Would have GIVEN IT FOUR IF THE SHORT it four if the short were as good as the first novella Too many tacky metaphors and similes I tried to work past it but then THIS happened on page 12 13 a grating arthy noise like a drunk man cracking an obscene joke in a guttural dialect and laughing at it at the same time and ach year is like a precious deposit in a newly opened bank account NEWLY OPENED BANK ACCOUNT I closed the book immediately and gave up I ll give some of his later works a try. Arefully trying to capture in the rhythms of his prose the faded happiness of things the strange pure remembered moments.

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Almost my ntire life I have been magnetically drawn to Indian literature from Riki Tikki Tavi through to Midnight s Children so this one leapt from a shelf and into my hands without me having any say in the matterAnd it soon became abundantly clear that Chaudhuri has writerly magic at his fingertips his prose is wonderfully poetic and ach incidental detail is lovingly observed Yet the story itself is languorous and moves without any discernible purpose On top of that ven I the Sultan of Similes thinks he should have kept his trigger happy simile gun holstered for longer periodsIn summary the book was beautifully written but it dragged indolently like a Calcutta heatwave D oh Someone please take my simile gun from me before I shoot myself in the foot 35 out of 5 Reading Amit Chaudhuri s A Strange and Sublime Address is like sipping vintage wine on a transcontinental flight You re in the same seat seemingly not having gone anywhere but mysteriously transported without your own knowledge to another place another time All this with the smoothness of velvety turns of phrase Sandeep is an only child living in a Bombay high rise and in this book makes in a Bombay high rise and in this book makes long visits to his xtended family in Nd clever manipulations of language If you re looking for a story or a purpose then there is none But then is there any purpose in sipping a glass of vintage wine on a long flight but the joy of sheer indulgence in the simple pleasures of life I had almost abandoned A strange and Sublime Address but then decided not to Soon I realized that The Slow Paced Narrative Is Actually What The Story Being slow paced narrative is actually what the story being demands to create the idle atmosphere of Calcutta s summer Everyone who has spent their share of summer holidays at their maternal uncle s place will understand where the book is coming from Almost nothing happens as pages flow and yet a sense of nostalgia is instilled Amit Chaudhuri brings the little joys and disappointments in a subtle way never fully Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey exploiting the drama that boils below the surface The book observes the way a child looks at hislders around him and the way the lifestyle and culture of a place create their impressions on little mindsThe plot or the lack of it takes place over two seasons The
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Sandeep spends summer vacation at Calcutta at his. Alcutta This novel tells the story of the atmosphere in the small house where they live Chaudhuri writes precisely and A Strange and Sublime Address