The Last Song of Savio de Souza
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The Last Song of Savio de Souza

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A brilliant evocation of Kerala at the turn of the century.

In his first novel, journalist Binoo K. John returns to the land of his birth – the magical, sensual, about-to-be-drowned tip of Kerala. Within moments of meeting Savio, the young man whose voice weaves magic in the lives of those around him, we are plunged into a story of undying love and great loss wherein church...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published 2011 by HarperCollins
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Manjul Bajaj
3.5 stars

I read this book a while ago. I remember loving the feverish intensity of the writing. It reminded me of Marquez. The one major flaw in the book, to my mind, was that the minor and major characters and events are painted with the same strong brush - blurring the story into one undifferentiated emotional roller coaster of a ride. With a little pause and more even pacing this could have been a masterpiece.
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