Do you know the sensation of getting near the end of a book and feeling the thickness of the pages left? As the remaining pages of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's new novel grew fewer I began to worry: Would there be room enough for what I wanted to know about the characters and their lives?
There was. Divakaruni's narrative in ''The Vine of Desire'' is as gracefully structured as a piece of chamber music, with its interplay of themes and voices, ...more
awalnya seh agak boring, maklum buku drama, hehe...
gimana yah mengambarkan buku ini? hmmm...... ginih deh, ini cerita ngasal saia, gak ada di buku inih, cuma kayaknya sangat mewakili isi buku ini :P
bayangkan Anda sedang bercengkrama dg seorang rekan yang sudah lama tak bersua. tapi, dari tadi malah teman Anda yang mendominasi cerita. Karena dia terus ngomong gak jelas, Anda malah bosan mendengarnya, apalagi tema yang dia bahas menjem ...more
In the first book Sister of My Heart we met the cousins Anju and Sudha, born within hours from each other and raised as sisters in a huge, old mansion in Calcutta. We follow their coming of age, arranged marriages and their separation with Anju en ...more
I was excited to find out a sequel existed and picked up The Vine Of Desire almost immediately. Somehow, this book was the opposite of the first and made me dislike almost all of the characters I love ...more
perempuan. dituntut menjaga diri. sempurna seperti cermin. bukan untuk dirinya sendiri, tapi untuk sekeliling. 'apa kata orang nanti?'. kebebasan yang didapat penuh syarat. tak mengindahkan hati.
perempuan. melawan dengan harga diri. mengombang ambing tak pasti ...more
The sequel, not so much.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has an incredibly lovely style of writing, however in this book, every sentence reeks of purple prose. The writing is too flowery, crowded by many metaphors which are sometimes hard to interpret. It became annoying quickly.
None of the characters were as likable to me as they were in the first book, except for maybe Dayita.
The fact that all of the men wanted Sudha was really off-putting. Yes, she is a beauti ...more
Jadinya, awal-awal memang membonsankan dengan kilas balik dari buku pertama. Dan saya baru bisa menikmati buku ini di sepertiga akhir buku ini, kira-kira.
Dan 1/3 akhir m ...more
So I read the sequel of “Sister of My Heart”. What a disappointment. Yes, getting to the point, “The vine of desire” was very underwhelming. I think Chitra Banerjee forgot what made the prequel so beloved, and in a strange way so relatable.
I loved sister of my heart because of the relationship between Sudha and Anju. How much they loved each other and how much they could have and did give up for each other. I could empathize with every irritating, self-sacrificing emotion that Sudha had because ...more
Konflik perasaan, guncangan budaya dan perubahan diri dengan lingkungan yang berbeda membuat Anju dan Sudha harus memutuskan jalan hidup mereka selanjutnya.
Tapi bukan berarti ...more
But overall I found this sequel to be disappointing. I had hoped it wouldn't disseminate into overwrought love affairs, and instead deal more concretely with the relationships and character development between Suddha, Anju and ...more
This book is about a love triangle between two best friends and one of the women's husbands. It sounds like a scandal but it's more about dealing with your feelings, who you are, the possibilities and moving on past mistakes.
Anju pun meminta sepupunya, Sudha, untuk datang ke Amerika guna memberinya kekuatan. S ...more
This is the next part of the journey of Sudha and Anju, after they get married at the same altar!
A lovely book, but somehow not as great as the 1st book!
The story ends in a way, where the reader is left thinking as to what would happen next!And there can be so many possibilities to it .... I haven't checked if th ...more
Sister of my heart was a book I fell truly madly and deeply in love with. This sequel unfortunately is a bit of a stretch. The plot's gone weird, the characters feel like entirely different people and I couldn't finish the book because I was 80 pages in and nothing has really happened that's remotely interested me. The whole different country and different setting thing is just not working for me ma ...more
The storyline behind the the two women and their re ...more