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Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald
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Jul 31, 12

bookshelves: culture-clash, india, non-fiction, travel
Read from July 11 to 31, 2012

More than 10 years ago, Sarah, an Australian journalist vowed to never set foot in India again, such was her hate of the country. Ten years and one boyfriend later, she is once again in India, this time living there and really trying to figure out this vast and culturally different country.

I read this while spending a few months living in Brazil. It made a difference. So many of the quirks that Sarah found with India are similar to the ones we find in Brazil that in the beginning I read this with relish; however, as the book went into an analysis of the different faiths - Parsi, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddism etc it lost some of its luster. In the end, not humorous enough to be light and witty, not thoughtful and insightful enough to have any meat to it.


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