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The Far Spent Day

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When Ravi returned after graduating overseas he wanted to help his father run their small family business. His well-meaning effort to stop a brawl escalates into a firestorm of violence as one party turns out to be the son of a Government Minister.

When Ravi is assaulted and hospitalized, his parents demand justice, but even this is considered an intolerable affront by the
Paperback, 300 pages
Published 2004 by Vijitha Yapa Publications
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The Far Spent Day by Nihal da Silva promises much for the reader. The fact that it foes not deliver all it attempts should not deter anyone from exploring its world. Those interested in reading about the society and politics of contemporary Sri Lanka will find too little to justify careful scrutiny of the 100,000 word text. But they will enjoy the unexpectedly complex thriller that unfolds. People seeking a rip-roaring story will enjoy the process, but the only real suspense is that of the chase ...more
i loved this book. I lived reading about Colombo and Sri Lanka. I loved Ravi, I loved the way he changes. I hate the way de Silva portrays women, Tanya, strong, but unlikeable. Why couldnt he have a likeable women, they are always strong, bossy, unlikeable. Why cant they be soft, romantic, sexual? Too late for that now, but, anyway, this was a great book. Became very dark, and it didnt have the war as the central issue of conflict. liked this book very much.
In this the author courageously exposes another aspect of our contemporary world/Sri Lanka - the misuse of power by politicians - the use of violence as a weapon, the amassing of wealth illegally, by use of power to indulge sexual harassment. Sounds too harsh? It's Nihal de Silva who tells these. He also focuses on the areas of experience hardly explored by our writers in English - the urban world of thugs and pickpockets and the world of destitute.

At a level Nihal de Silva's novels are thrille
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A book written in very simple English but it wasn't as good as Nihal de Silva's other books. The overall plot was nice but I couldn't help picturing a Tamil actor and an actress as the characters, had a little too much of perfection when carrying out the plans.
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