Saturday, January 24, 2009
Q and A - Book Review
I enjoyed the authors story telling of the many different aspects of life in India. How Indians love their film industry, their heritage, their Taj Mahal, through to the implications of being a colonial country and the side by side life of a Muslim and Hindi boy. I enjoyed the depiction of an Australian family in India, and the aussisms the boy learnt. I think most of all I found the book captured many of the deep and culturally twisted aspects of an 'incredible' India, yet has a fictional fantasy of the young orphan boy becoming a billionare - very film like. For more of a review see Farmlanebooks for her great review.
I'm looking forward to the movie slumdog Millionare - the shorts I've seen so far show a colourful and intense India I've grown to love.