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Buddha's Orphans (2010)

by Samrat Upadhyay(Favorite Author)
3.48 of 5 Votes: 1
0618517502 (ISBN13: 9780618517503)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
review 1: Rani Pokhari, Ason, Tudikhel... I grew up in the surrounding neighborhood where we played in the dirt, rode bikes, played soccer and cricket. The first 2 chapters of the book took me back to my childhood memories and impacted me quite strongly. The reading led to an intense dream in which i was looking at the world through the eyes of Raja. It wasn't comfortable. I am highly impressed by Upadhyay's use of imagery and juxtaposing of Nepali words/phrase in this brilliantly crafted novel.
review 2: I liked this book. The author is a storyteller who will add a short story unexpectedly while already telling a story... and that quality will pull you further into the book. Set in Nepal, with a small bit in Chicago, it spans several generations, and is approached in
... morea non-linear fashion. The characters are well developed and appear to be real with universal thoughts and worries that are well expressed. This is not an historical novel, but it does give one a sense of the history of Nepal and its complex society, so different from ours. I was intrigued and read about Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet on line. "Buddha's Orphans" is a perfect title for this novel. Definitely a book worth reading. less
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Story of chldren in Kathmandu who grow up and get married.
A solid, well-told story, but nothing exceptional.
Loved this book.
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