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The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
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Jun 10, 2009

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an absurd indian soap opera...I was more enthralled by the writing-- which was witty and interesting and at times beautiful prose-- than the plot. But the book was funny and sad and thought-provoking at the same time. I'm glad I read it. I think had Suri developed his characters more fully (and perhaps made fewer of them the center of attention for so long) I would have been more engaged. Instead, we are supposed to care about the lives of 8+ people in 250 pages. Too much. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it but I am interested enough to check out his other novel.
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Pati Perfect review. Took the words right out of my mouth. The treatment of Vishnu was the most disturbing. There was a slight comical element but the plot was vague

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