[EPUB] Bombay Blues Born Confused #2 BY Tanuja Desai Hidier – and–rey.us
E top and verbose for me Definitely a good read before traveling to India though The writing is ense and lyrical I think this REALLY could have used a stronger editThough I love her voice and Toffees night noises do get the cultural references it gets tedious at times and it takes too long to get to the well written climactic scenes That said I was freuently captivated by Hidier s writing and felt super in the know when I could get all her literary and cultural references This is a book that reuires your full attention but is uite rewarding in the end Ms Hidier had been clearly been smoking that pure Himalayan ganja which the characters procure in Bombayuring the process of writing this novel The kind that really gives you an overblown confidence in your ability to ponder Flawed (The Butcher, deep philosophical uestions in subversive elouent waysAnyway I ve given it such a high rating because even though the majority of the novel was sentimentalcliche bullshit I think Io understand and relate to the sadness and The Covent Garden Ladies: The inspiration behind ITV show HARLOTS dislocation at the heart of this novel I liked that the screaming uestion wasn t HELP ME I M BROWN but HELP ME I M A PERSON AND HOW DO YOU DO THATAlso I would have probably loved it if I had read it high tanujaesai hidier is the kind of writer whose language uses all the senses without ever feeling too heavy handed it s playful and inventive and it feels good in your mouth i idn t know this seuel to born confused was coming out until i saw it on a shelf in a bookstore and it was
Such A Serious Delight Toa serious elight to to pick back up with Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (French Revolution, dimple and karsh to see that almost too perfect first love fall apart the way itoes and to see imple adventure and recenter herself withinbetween people and world A passable read however all of the elements that made Born Confused that wonderful bildungsroman that it
Was Were Sadly Missing From This Seuelwere sadly missing from this seuel I felt made the former were characters like her parents and Karsh Karsh I felt was an integral part of the first novel and he felt like an entirely ifferent character in this seuel I understand what the author was trying to convey by having him feel adrift after his father s eath but he was entirely changed from what he was in Born Confused And Dimple too Yes she s grown since being that American Born Confused Desi however the scenes with Cowboy just left me bored and feeling increasingly irritated with DimpleDesai Hidier still writes beautifully though you can truly get lost in her writing There s a fluidity and melody in her words that many authors try hard to achieve but cannot uite graspAll in all an okay read but I ll stick to re reading Born Confused whenever I feel the urge to relive Dimple s life It was interesting to learn what had happened with Dimple and Karsh and their friends and loved ones However the story was overlong although the prose is often poetic and uite beautiful Tanuja Desai Hidier is a very gifted writer and if she ever wrote a book of poetry I buy it in a second. G adventures that take her from India to New York to London and back with a little luck and a lot of vision the journey home might prove just as magical as what you left behind to make it.
review Ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Tanuja Desai HidierWhat the frock My Indian Kitchen did I just read After than aecade we finally get a chance to revisit the life musings and viewfinder of Dimple Lala now 19 Lots of Mommies dating Karsh and attending NYU for photography She and Karsh are going to visit India together for Karsh s big DJ break in Bombay and Sangita s upcoming nuptials And that s about all that we think we know and will expect from this story But somehow everythingerails Literally And not even the changes and ifferent experiences the characters go through but the amount of focus Hidier puts on poetic escriptions of pretty much anything you can think of made it so Fantasy Man difficult to get through most of it It was sparinglyone in the first book Born Confused In this one it was like she just vomits poetry alliterations all over And the altoo faltoo ending Did editor call her up asking for something pronto and she chalked something up between huffs Some passages got so The Flame Of Adventure dense that I actually couldn t even picture what was beingescribed Once again Hidier s successful ialogue skills shine and my absolute favorite scenes were anything with Dimple s family If she wrote just scenes with those characters using uotes of course and excluded Dimple and Karsh completely seriously who were they in this book I would ve loved it I mean all of them but her and
Karsh Sangita Kavita her parents her aunt and uncle even little Akasha It lacked the pleasant charmSangita Kavita her parents her aunt and uncle even little Akasha It lacked the pleasant charm bring to the story because they re instead relegated to secondary characters barely featured And my issue with that was that they all had way interesting stories and issues read journeys than anything Dimple is consumed with My other issues were the unrealistic aspects of the story Dimple who knows no other language than English and who has only visited India with her parents to stay with her family independently explores all of Bombay with no language barriers no maps no help Granted she oes travel around from time to time with locals andor someone multilingual but she takes a train by herself I mean c mon Also this was a small annoyance but it Divine Magnetic Lands did bother me that the first novel referenced things in the 1990s as happening just a year or so before the events of that novel when Dimple is 17 In Bombay Blues she s 19 and references events of the late 2000s having occurred several years ago So either someonerank some youth fountain juice or Dimple takes forever to age Again not a big eal I just wonder if she will be able to ever pay off her student loans Overall after great expectations this became a chore to get through Would only recommend if serious fans want to keep reading and revisit their favorite characters Otherwise just stick with the first one I think I m reacting instead of reviewing right now and that s okay Emotionally some books hit harder than others especially when you re invested in the first to the point where the second isview spoilerHave you ever spun yarn Or tried In case you were wondering spin one. The long anticipated seuel to Tanuja Desai Hidier's groundbreaking BORN CONFUSEDIn BORN CONFUSED Indian American just turned 17 year old Dimple Rohitbhai Lala found love friendship art an. ,
Way you get yarn Spin the other you get SOMETHING BACK THAT RESEMBLES WOOL BUT ISN T USABLE back that resembles wool but isn t usable It falls apart and you can t make it part of the wool againDimple s world spun out the wrong way She idn t feel like herself Karsh idn t feel like himself and you know I missed Gwyn I know it s real to lose track of a person like Dimple and Gwyn grew
"apart but some realism is too real Too painful This was at once too fantastic and too painful The Dimple I "but some realism is too real Too painful This was at once too fantastic and too painful The Dimple I to love wasn t into random encounters with guys whose names she idn t knowwho were possibly married The Dimple I met in Born Confused would ve retreated into her family who were screwy but fundamentally good Karsh s world Fuck his world she was strong enough to hang out with people like Flip and Sangita Sangita Now she s a real winner oh my goodness without needing Mr Right Now Honestly it was about eight to ten years between the books and I think Dimple should ve been aged up accordingly because it Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors d have felt true but then Sangita s marriage would ve been a fait accompli On the other hand even that could ve been handled by showing that Sangita wasn t necessarily the good wife everyone expected and that Deepak was liberal about thingsitto Sangita and Deepak as married but modern That would ve been compellingI liked Akasha Okay I His Substitute Bride (Seavers Brides, d have liked to adopt Akasha Butamn she was out of nowhere I think she tipped this into magical realism that and prose that I may be alone here verged on indigo I feel like Hidier got too lost in her vibe Or smoked something that felt great at the time Bursts of that prose
In Born Confused WorkedBorn Confused worked book s worth of it and I thought fuck it why Tu Alma ¿La Conoces? d you write a book Why not the album you clearly grew to love Because she is a songwriter and a poet but when it comes to prose it can get overblown Beautiful But overblown I m pretty sure this is not where I want the story to end On the other hand I can t wait umpteen years for the next and neither can poor Dimple nineteen forever If there is to be another get erone and if not I have to wonder why it sputtered to an end where it J.M. Coetzee did I feel sorry for Dimple Everyone around her found peace than sheid Or maybe it s a peace I Feminization and Chastity Training for the Sissy Husband (The League of Dominant Women don t understand what she found I wasn t convinced hide spoiler This one was just a little toorawn out for me Some beautiful moments but the prose was weighted The Club of Angels down pretty heavily I had a hard time finishing it Ouch I fear my skin is thinning Too long immersed in bittersweetness just leaves one with the bitter like oversteeped tea No fault was found with the lyrical prose or the culture clash orear sweet Dimple Karsh on the other hand was either recast or given a script that made me want to hit him in the head with a potato Visiting Bombay with her There were parts of this book that I really connected to mostly the issues that arise with being bicultural I also loved the overarching themes of euality and love is love Some parts were a little too over th. D home where she least expected it But a lot's gone on in the years that have followed And what happens if what you thought you wanted wasn't what you wanted after all As she learns Blue Skies and Gunfire durin.
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