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Not everyone will invest in the characters in such a way that the experience becomes meaningful. In some ways, it’s reminiscent of A Fine Balance, the manner in which characters are affected by events larger than themselves, but manage to trudge along until Mistry decides, in one fell swoop, to unleash all the horrors of hell upon them.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. But on the other hand, the universality reminded me of the claustrophobic and eternal familial struggles of all human family life, which affect most families thr I liked this book after awhile, but initially, one of the characters, Coomy, irritated me so much I almost quit.

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The preposterous stubbornness of arranged marriages, the segregation of religious identities, stigmatism of step-parental aspects and the eternal financial instabilities mesh into a burdensome desperation of graphic cunningness. Will definitely read more by this author. When a fall breaks his ankle, his bitter and domineering stepdaughter, Coomy, plots to transfer Nariman to the fsmily of Roxana, his sweet-tempered daughter in their postage-stamp apartment.


Would we have been deprived of basic amenities like butter or hot water and frantically hoped to find additional money in the budgeted envelopes of monthly payments? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Lincoln in the Bardo. It is written both tenderly and also unflinchingly – we are not spared any of the indignities of old age that Nariman must face.

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This premise all I have been mulling over my review for this book all day. You learn about life in Bombay in the 90s. Words are the same — a few are sufficient. Did I learn anything?

What it is an honest exploration of family life. When he got the bill he said, Sorry, no money. I had read this book a long time ago but still remember it as it dealt with a slightly different aspect.

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Pachinko National Book Award Finalist. Aging or the becoming of age, the growing up of children and the slow decay of the old – time and it’s consuming nature make the reader sad and appreciative of the moment. An increasingly speechless invalid, he only comes alive rojinton his past: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. It’s only fitting that he delivers the Epilogue in the first person.

I wonder if my grandparents could have had found happiness if they were not arranged to be married? Although the story is about a Mumbai family of Parsi’s, and there are many Indian cultural-specific foods, religious customs and words mentioned, I felt this is a universal story about all affectionate, middle-class families.

Today is Friday, Nov. Mistry drifts between the third-person perspectives of most of the frwe characters, especially Yezad and Jehangir. When Nariman falls and breaks his leg while walking, he faces four weeks of immobility and bed rest.

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The review must be at least 50 characters long. The point of view is third-person omniscient, with special care given to Jehangir, who is the youngest and most impressionable when Nariman moves in.

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As the grandfather of the family, Nariman is likely the best candidate to be declared the main character of this novel, but matteers is truly and ensemble cast, with Nariman’s step children Jal and Coomy, his daugther and son-in-law Roxanna and Yezda and his grandchildren Janghela and Murad all playing important roles. It is a visceral, highly emotional experience—and it is utterly singular and Reading Family Matters after reading Rihinton Fine Balance is a little anticlimactic.

But as we all know the best laid plans The book description here on Goodreads provides mjstry the plot background that is necessary, so there is no need for me to write anything about t I read this as part of the Mookse and Gripes reading of the Man Booker Prize shortlist. H Is for Hawk. Yet another masterpiece from Mr. This confirms my suspicion that Rohinton Mistry is one of the finest writers of our time.