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The Point of Return: A Novel

3.15  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 2nd 2004 by Harper Perennial (first published February 13th 2003)
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Joe
Feb 10, 2008 Joe rated it it was ok
This book does an adequate job of describing the relationship between a son and father in India during the eighties and nineties. It is not a particularly enthralling story in itself, however the insight into rural and urban areas of India, as well as the view that Indians (according to the author) have of other nations, is an interesting perspective. The story itself isn't bad, but I found myself somewhat disgusted with both the father and the son, although maybe a little more sympathetic to th ...more
dEstInEdnOmAd
Apr 28, 2010 dEstInEdnOmAd rated it liked it
This book was quite exciting actually and kudos for hi-lighting the insider-outsider issue which is often deemed "sensitive" and overlooked from the outsider's perspectives. It can make a person angry and the scenario has caused a lot of division and separatism in a hostile manner but the story of the heart is definitely what matters in the end to make it a worthwhile read.
Elika Assumi
May 21, 2013 Elika Assumi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished reading the book that I started unsteadily, believing it would not be useful to me. I was proved wrong. It is a heartfelt narration on the notion of home and alienation. Some of the passages moved me, nudging me out of my ease of these days.
wayward
Dec 22, 2011 wayward rated it did not like it
did not even finish! Halfway through, I got too bored with reading a daily diary of the same thing every day.
Luaunna
Aug 22, 2012 Luaunna rated it did not like it
Only made it to page 89. This was a book club book and I just could not get into it.

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