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Leela's Book (2012)

by Alice Albinia(Favorite Author)
3.54 of 5 Votes: 2
0393082709 (ISBN13: 9780393082708)
W. W. Norton & Company
review 1: I tried, but I just couldn't get into this book. Perhaps it was too wide of a cultural barrier, but nothing really grabbed me and made me want to continue reading it. When it switched to the point of view of the god, it just got too weird and confusing for me to continue any further. Not my style, but perhaps if you like Hindu literature you might understand it better and therefore be able to enjoy it.
review 2: Leela's Book is a wonderful story of families which intertwines Indian mythology and the modern day complexities of life in Delhi. The tale of Leela and her sister Meera weaves through time until their final story is told. Throughout the novel, Albinia provides a detailed background of India, from the gritty slums and open sewers to the intoxicating sme
... morells of the gardens and family celebration of the upper class. She does an amazing job of drawing the reader into the story of two sisters, one adopted, whose youthful indiscretion so impacts their lives and their families twenty years later. This is truly one of the best books I have read in a long time. I am so glad that I won it from Goodreads; I would hate to have overlooked it and not gotten the opportunity to read it. I highly recommend it. less
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I loved this book. Neatly embroidered characters, unpredictable plot, culturally rich, brilliant.
Two duds in a row.
quite confusing
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