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A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee
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Feb 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read from February 27 to March 12, 2011

It took me a while to finish this book, but it had nothing to do with the book. It was rather one of the qualities of the novel that I could immerse myself into it deeply even if I could only read a couple of pages at a time for the first 2/3.

Ritwik is offered a way to escape his life in India, where he just has survived his parents, on a scholarship to Oxford. Here, he's a stranger and stays so during the whole novel, he never fits in and his life in freedom is a struggle with a high price. Nevertheless, he choses it over a life in India.

The book is well written, and credibly told. And besides living with Ritwik through his life, I also learned some history about Bengal (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) around 1900. It was also interesting how this history was interwoven with the present life of Ritwik in England.
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02/28/2011 page 35
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02/28/2011 page 57
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03/09/2011 page 182
44.0% "I still enjoy the book a lot, I just don't feel like reading much at the moment, but that's definitely not the fault of the book."
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