Rana Dasgupta Revisited – Another Opinion

A few weeks ago I put up my 100 Pages post on Rana Dasgupta’s Tokyo, Cancelled. While I didn’t like the book, I couldn’t completely bring myself to dismiss the author (which explains my posting an incomplete review). So, in the spirit of fairness, here’s a link to an insightful review of Dasgupta’s recent novel Solo at the blog Asylum.  Enjoy your weekend! Continue reading Rana Dasgupta Revisited – Another Opinion

100 Pages – Setting Aside TOKYO, CANCELLED by Rana Dasgupta

I thought the idea (at least my idea) behind Tokyo, Cancelled very clever. A modern take on Boccaccio’s Decameron where, instead of waiting out the Black Plague in a country villa, Rana Dasgupta’s storytellers’ are stranded in an airport by a snowstorm. Passengers unable to find hotels spend the night telling each other tales. Tokyo, Cancelled is a short story collection bound within a frame … Continue reading 100 Pages – Setting Aside TOKYO, CANCELLED by Rana Dasgupta

What Are You Reading on Mondays?

Happy Monday! Gardening Book Month is officially over! I know, I know – I’d said I would have a review up on Gertrude Jekyll’s Colour Schemes for the Flower Gardens. But, the truth is, I couldn’t get through it. The book is, literally, a breakdown of what flower she has planted next to what shrub (all identified by their Latin names).   I guess Gertrude is … Continue reading What Are You Reading on Mondays?