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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
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it was amazing

Very rarely after rating a book on Goodreads i have clicked "write a review"....very often....this is one such time....

The first line onwards this book was just a magic recreated with a delightful and mesmerising penmanship by Jhumpa Lahiri.... her previous books were good or even brilliant....but the way her storytelling has matured is simply a treat to the eyes and to the mind....

there is no relief in the storyline....it strangles you with one tragedy after the other which reminds you of the works of Khaled Hosseini....of many incomplete affairs....she plays with the relations...breaks them....shapes them....recreates them....and she does that with sheer command over the language....

there may not be enough lines to become memorable....but its the story and the paths it takes over six decades and over two halves of the world that makes this story a wonderful experience...

may be one of the best experiences in a long time...

and the characters...the building up of the characters...the vulnerability of each and every one of the characters adds to the tragedy of the book...yet...the way those vulnerability gives rise to the latent powers within them...makes this a winner...

spanning over the Naxal period, the developments of the world across six decades....this story is a complete story of Love,Fraternity,Heartbreaks,Affection,Indifference....but mostly it stands for Rising from the ashes,burning again and crumbling down, and again resurrecting....

thank you Jhumpa Lahiri....for keeping many relations incomplete....yet completing them in a very subtle way and for touching the heart in this Hosseinic manner...wish you all the success for your future...

this story will be remembered....for days and years to come....
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October 1, 2013 – Shelved
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October 2, 2013 – Finished Reading

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