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The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
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Jun 10, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-2011, kwench, indian-english, ind-bombay
Read from June 10 to 12, 2011

A book that stands close to being a classic.. reading it is like listening to a melody on your vintage gramophone slowly dissolving in your thoughts and still lost as the record ends and the silence becomes a song too. It is one of those books you should never read again, because you would never feel what you felt the first time.

A masterpiece from an author who comes across sensitive and close to the feelings of his characters. He convinces you that Life is nothing but a series of tragedies, some seek the light after the long night and some seem to be lost in the darkness of the night that the night itself becomes the day. The characters of the story are deeply pained, tending and nurturing their sadness in their hearts through their songs, stories and paintings. They give their sadness a shape, a size, a colour that it comes alive and lives with them. The sadness is so overpowering and runs across the story with such strong undercurrents that you seem to relate to the characters only through their type of sadness – the sorrow in their songs, the pain of losing a loved one, the sadness of losing your dreams, the guilt of not being there, the lonely childhood, the farness from home, the words never said and the deeds never done, the longing for your loved one.

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message 1: by Raj (new)

Raj The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay was the first book that I read of him and this one is soon going to be in my hands now. He's no doubt a wonderful raconteur.

Neha thx Raj.. for me its vice versa.. soon gonna get his second book.. but I read somewhere that this was his last book and he would never write again.. its a big loss and he shud get back

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