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This book is odd to me because it s lushly written I can smell the frangipani that Anuradha braids into her hair hear the peacocks screeching taste the dust that rises as the rickshaws trundle down the street but at the same time the lushness convolutes and confuses The author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi has a true talent for description but sometimes he loses control of himself and indulges in prose that becomes positively violet especially in the sex scenes with all the phallic worship the #restless hungry baton in his trousers the adamantine sumptuousness of his #hungry baton in his trousers the adamantine sumptuousness of his a proud thick succulent thing had found its home a member between his legs that was lonely and strong willed and utterly orgeous inside its own confusion was lonely and strong willed and utterly Adulting 101: gorgeous inside its own confusion in the world does that last one even mean The c0ck yay enthusiasmets a bit old after a while and the attitude toward it becomes Yes yes we know c0ck is king Can we Pedal Control: Achieving Speed, Control, Power, and Endurance for the Feet get back to the story now on the other hand we have little witticisms that amuse me enough to redeem the above indiscretions about 20% such as the following Are you a star he asked No she replied I m an entire constellation The pacing is languid as befits a story set in turn of the century India It unravels at its own pace with flashbacks that are handled with subtlety and without feeling intrusive or clumsy Shanghvi doesn t rush through anything is in no hurry to chivvy the plot along but somehow it s all so interesting we don t care and are content too along with him trusting him to Poseidons Arrow (Dirk Pitt, get us where we need too I m not crazy about the foreshadowing however which occurs with all the finesse of a mallet to the skull And the dialogue is too contemporary far too often doesn t sound in the least like something people in post colonial India would say in the 1920 s There s a clear feminist theme here as well as pro Dmitri gay overtones both of which feel forced like there s an agenda behind them I ve always felt that if you reoing for social commentary in your fiction it shouldn t hit you like an arrow through the neck It s irritating when the vicious old hag of the story you knew there was Italian Riviera going to be one right has entire conversations with her eually malicious parrot and the anthropomorphization of the house in which they live seems a bit batty There s a weird uasi magical subtheme that s puzzling than intriguing a red herring that adds uestionable merit to the overall story and is never explained or justified and we re supposed to accept it without uestioning Well to hell with that I uestion baby and I want answers why do the women of Anuradha s family have the ability to work magic with their songs Is Mohan a prodigy or some sort of divine creature Is the house really alive and cranky How is Nandini able to walk on water Can it be possible for her to be the descendant of a humanleopard union The characterization is over the top much of the time there are three main characters and they re all bewitchingly attractive and their faults are never true faults ie things that risk making the reader dislike them They are instead faults that are supposed to make us like the characters all the Vardhmaan can tet over the A Beach Party with Alexis grief of losing his son but wouldn t we think him a less than devoted sire if he sprang back so uickly and easily Nandini s wild fey ways are meant to fascinate than repel such as when she tells Gandhi his loincloth is hopelessly sexy we re supposed to be delighted by that rampant iconoclasty and it shows And the nasty crone Devi bai is a caricature of the evil stepmother until they move out of the house and then her wicked influence over their lives abruptly ends What sort of antagonist is that No baduy worth their salt would just let themselves be written out of the book halfway through and let a possessed house take over the role Unless she s not the antagonist of the story in which case it should be made clearer because it s confusing The book does succeed in submerging the reader into the world of 1920 s India and the characters and plot are compelling enough to keep one reading instead of putting it aside but overly lurid phrasing anachronisms of speech and whacked out mystic occurrences jolt one s suspension of disbelief and call attention to the ultimate weakness of the prose As a first novel The Last Song of Dusk is excellent achieving a dreamlike surreality that other experienced writers strive and fail to accomplish but in comparison to other authors masters of this enre Isabel Allende Arundhati Roy it s clear where he s being imitative rather than intuitive A book that stands close to being a classic reading it is like listening to a melody on your vintage ramophone slowly dissolving in your thoughts and still lost as the record ends and the silence becomes a song too It is one of those books you should never read again because you would never feel what you felt the first time A masterpiece from an author. Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s stunning debut tells the story of four extraordinary lives Anuradha Gandharva ifted with astonishing beauty and magical songs; her husband Vardhmaan struggling with .
The Last Song of DuskThe rief that the two carry within themselves trudging through a life that Awards Them No MercyIn them no mercyIn Mahal lives a new Havana - Tile Designs. Les carraeux de la Havane. (1Cdrom) guest too Anuradha s outlandish hedonistic cousin Nandini whose ancestor is known to have indulged in bestiality Nandini is an orphaned young painter who wants to contrive her way to the renowned painter Khalil Muratta in order to enter the world of biggies and have access to resources which would otherwise be inaccessible to airl of her age and background Nandini yields to a lifestyle that s reckless and unbecoming for a child but she does what she needs to do in order to overcome a traumatic past and ensure a lorious future for herself But like everyone else in the story Nandini s a lorious future for herself But like everyone else in the story Nandini s is prone to misfortune too as her fall comes much too soonThe book has luscious prose steeped in both the sensual and the sexual The story has many aspects of magic realism and yet the author himself refuses to call it that so I ll avoid the nomenclature too It is a story that will stay with you for a long long time but probably not one that you can reread because it s a narrative driven by its linguistic capabilities than its plot OK so having invested far too much time in this book I am not investing much in the review Frankly I am amazed by so many The Butterfly and the Baron gushing reviews for this bookThings in this book that didn t work for me It is set in the 1920s The dialogue is ridiculously modern itrates against the setting far too much There is a parrot in the book which holds full conversations with its owner rubbish The Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (The Bailey School Kids Junior Chapter Book, genital descriptions are ridiculous to the point some actually make no sense Example a member between his legs that was lonely and strong willed and utterlyorgeous inside its own confusion er what Every character is over the top the Taras Song good ones are ridiculouslyood the bad ones are ridiculously bad Too obvious no realistic flaws There is a character present for a third of the book who is set up as the protagonist or villain and yet when the characters move house we don t hear about here again Weak She is replaced by a house as the evil character yes I know There is a house who becomes a character yes magical realism which when successful can be subtle and provide an ethereal background to a story even though I am seldom a big fan however here is is clumsy and the voice of the character of the house is so badly written it seems like it was written by a schoolboyAs a final point I was just caught up in the story line For me the overwritten nature of the prose the modern dialogue terrible characterisation and clumsy foreshadowing distracted from what limited story there was The story line had potential it is an interesting enough overall setup but didn t deliver for me2 stars Lucky me I Atlas of Anatomy got an advance copy of this book I read it in maybe 3 days following and only that long because I had to work I had rolled my eyes when I read the comparisons reviewers had made to Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy But he nails it making the writing of THE LAST SONG OF DUSK arguably accessible than the works of either I ametting ready to reread this one I NEVER reread That s how much I liked it so re review to come A beautiful Dont Let Go (Tyack Frayne, girl leaves her parents home to meet her future husband taking her songs and those of her ancestors touide her life What ensues is lovelove of family love of self love of those who are curiously besotted love of panthers and flowers and the moonlight on loinspondsthe balcony It s also the book of distance unbearable loneliness and deathThis story isn t uite real but it is utterly compelling The story is something between a parable and a fantasy with inexplicable powers and invisible forces It s a story that rips the reader closely making you watch the characters and the forest and the moonlight and the monsoon an experience as close to real as anything I ve read an experience paralleled possibly by watching a 3 D Imax theater with all of the sensory effects of a steamy Indian life The experience of reading this book is similar to reading Garcia Maruez for the first time and when characters do things that are uncomfortable and inappropriate I watched from inches away and at the same time somehow owned the actions and words as if they were my ownWhile the ending is less powerful than the rest of the book a shift from experience to explanation this is one of the most sumptuous passionate books I ve ever read Not to be missed Read like a poem the story was out of this world the writing was a dream to read and the author was only 26 when he wrote this his debut novel Impressive on all counts and the perfect take along book to my yoga retreat in Guatemala I am not sure how I actually liked this book All I can say is after certain portions I couldn t keep the book down maybe because the burden was just too unbearable In this life my love expect no mercy this kept ringing in my head and I star. Illa in 1920s’ Bombay they learn to navigate the ever changing landscape of love Told with tenderness and dazzling wit The Last Song of Dusk will haunt you long after you have turned the final page. ,


Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi ¸ 9 Summary

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Who comes across sensitive and close to the feelings of his characters He Convinces You That Life you that Life nothing but a series of tragedies convinces you that Life is nothing but a series of tragedies seek the light after the long night and some seem to be lost in the darkness of the night that the night itself becomes the day The characters of the story are deeply pained tending and nurturing their sadness in their hearts through their songs stories and paintings They ive their sadness a shape a size a colour that it comes alive and lives with them The sadness is so This book was well written the descriptions lush and exotic the characters complexly reworked stereotypes that were somewhat larger than life and at times faintly transgressive of the cliche for example suffering Atlantis, Alien Visitation Genetic Manipulation good woman wife and mother Anuradha as well as devious alluring whore Nandini are united by than both being devastatingly beautiful and tragic but by real friendship which did not break down in any of the predictable ways But they are still stereotypes especially the females The book both constructs and deconstructs the heterosexual matrix just as it both constructs and deconstructs colonialism in India and this I enjoyed Itave less to the idea of ender women still primarily were saved or damned in reference to men even Nandini hasoh but that would be a spoiler and have motivations that come back to men and children or lack of these The book was romantic and irrational at times emotional to the edge of hysteria and then self consciously trying to come to terms with its own hysteria in a way I both liked and disliked At times Nandini s dialogue sparkled with wit and Anuradha s with wisdom but these could also be slick and obviously lifted from elsewhere at times Still the richness of the symbolism and the magic realism would appeal to many readers I didn t accept the fatalism of the book They had money why not move out of the evil house or travel out of it I didn t also accept the necessity of Vardhmaan and Anuradha s two way breakdown in communication or the way the narrative forgave and even sanctified itEverything that the characters choose they seem to choose purely to collaborate with the authors intention of creating deep tragedy Surely most characters would rebel against this It is hard to have patience with them and the emotional swamps they seem to desire to bury themselves inI read it slowly because at times I couldn t bear the slow inevitable march to destruction on every page But I did find richness at times too and I loved the sudden slash of a critical awareness here or there If you want love to be a dark and swampy thing that moistly eats away at people s hopes then you will celebrate this book I wasn t fully on Board That Premise I that premise I speechless Him inscribing this is painfully magnificent Love is bigger than us So we confuse ourselves over itAnd of course its vastness overwhelms But then that is the only lesson in lifeHow to love How to love well with a detached eye but a concerned handHow to understand and surrender to its countless contradictions Most importantly though how to never stop loving How easily he defines love in such simple words no complications He amazingly no rather I say magically will bound your soul phrase by phrase Vardhamaan and Anuradha Gandharva bound by seven sacred circles make one look India in the 1920s through different eyesNandini never ceases to surprise at any moments Absolute elegant piece intertwining each aspect social romantic polticial intricately The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Shanghvi is a tale soaked in melancholy and wrapped as a tragedy written with the objective of ripping your heart out and shredding it into pieces It starts with the bewitching Anuradha whose songs caused even the moon to listen leaving Udaipur to meet her prospective husband Vardhmaan in Bombay The two meet and Anuradha is enthralled by Vardhmaan s ability to tell stories that fill her with awe and inspire in her an admiration for the striking doctor It is a match and the two tie the knotThe madly in love couple s ardour fills every corner of their new home with an unprecedented happiness an aspect that provokes the ire of Vardhmaan s vile step mother Divi bai The two are bestowed a blissful blessing in the form of Mohan their first child the prodigy who sings just like his mother even before he reaches the age of two Their happiness is however ephemeral as an unspeakable calamity hits them forcing the two to separate Anuradha and Vardhmaan are reunited but it is evident that their relationship has irrevocably altered Vardhmaan no longer tells the stories that caused Anuradha to fall in love with him and even the news of a second child Shloka is unable to restore the joy that previously existed in their companionship Divi bai s venomous tongue draws them to Dariya Mahal an abandoned palatial home of an Englishman who died waiting for his lover The house mirrors. Ecret losses; Nandini a deviously alluring artist with a penchant for panthers and walking on water; and Shloka the Gandharvas’ delicate disturbingly silent child As their fates unravel in an old
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    Kindle read The Last Song of Dusk author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi – cheapugg.us Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi ¸ 9 Summary Lucky me I got an advance copy of this book I read it in maybe 3 days following and only that long because I had to work I had rolled my eyes when I read the comparisons reviewers had made to Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy But he nails it making the writing of THE LAST SONG OF DUSK arguably accessible than the works of either I am getting ready to reread this one I NEVER reread That's how much I liked it so re review

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    Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi ¸ 9 Summary Kindle read The Last Song of Dusk author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi – cheapugg.us A beautiful girl leaves her parents' home to meet her future husband taking her songs and those of her ancestors to guide her life What ensues is lovelove of family love of self love of those who are curiously besotted love of panthers and flowers and the moonlight on loinspondsthe balcony It's also the book of

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    Kindle read The Last Song of Dusk author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi – cheapugg.us Read like a poem the story was out of this world; the writing was a dream to read and the author was only 26 when he wrote this his debut novel Impressive on all counts and the perfect take along book to my yoga retreat in Guatemala

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    Read The Last Song of Dusk Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi ¸ 9 Summary Characters È E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Shanghvi is a tale soaked in melancholy and wrapped as a tragedy written with the objective of ripping your heart out and shredding it into pieces It starts with the bewitching Anuradha whose songs

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    Kindle read The Last Song of Dusk author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi – cheapugg.us Characters È E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi I am not sure how I actually liked this book All I can say is after certain portions I couldn't keep the book down maybe because the burden was just too unbearable 'In this life my love expect no mercy' this kept ringing in my head and I started relating it to my own lifeExtremely well written I did adore every single line and passage in the book But still I don't know how to rate this one whether I liked it or not So le

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