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Games at Twilight and Other Stories by Anita Desai
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Sep 09, 2012

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Some of the language in the stories from Games at Twilight is magnificent. There is a beautiful lyricism to a great deal of Desai's prose.

There are other passages, however, which are clumsy and verbose.

I have read several reviews that complain about the lack of endings to these stories, but I will go further and say that that the severe lack of action is much worse. It often seemed that just as a story was picking up steam, that something interesting would happen, it was over. I would have liked for these stories to be carried just a little bit farther.

All of the characters were well drawn. That appears to be Desai's greatest strength. She captures emotions quite well.

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