Friday, March 20, 2009

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

Finally, I have a bit of free time in the evenings (6pm - 9pm) to do the things I normally would not have the luxury to. Now I can go out and have fun before the mall closes, watch some DVDs in the bedroom before the kids go to sleep, and read this nosebleed-inducing book which is around 5 or 6 inches thick? ; ;

I got this book late last year from Bookmooch and until now I haven't the chance to read it yet. It's a daunting challenge to finish the book, it's the thickest piece of paperback novel I will have to finish.

I'm well used to thick books, as I have thicker books in my shelf like Irish Myths, Legends and Folklore by W.B. Yeats, The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco, Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pesl and so on but it's understandable because they're hardbound and the paperback version of those are just the normal size you'd expect.

But man, A Suitable Boy is frightening. My nephew, Hisashi, asked innocently how many years it would take me to finish. He's so cute!

I started this just last night, and I quite like it! Though I've always known I would love the story. I've watched out for this book since forever and I'm so lucky to find someone generous enough to part with it. It's hard to find a copy of this as I can't find it in National Book Store, Powerbooks, and Goodwill Philippines.

I'm looking forward to trying quarter of a chapter per night. Or a whole chapter if get into the thick (haha no kidding!) of the story enough. Though the review will not come for a long time! :D

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:14:00 PM

    IT TOOK ME AROUND FOUR MONTHS TO FINISH THIS BOOK.IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER READ.
    I AM HAILING FROM INDIA AND IT WAS AN ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE FOR ME BCOZ I GOT TO KNOW THE KIND OF ECONOMIC , POLITICAL,SOCIAL TURMOIL MY COUNTRY WAS GOING THROUGH AT THE POST INDEPENDENCE TIMES.THE BOOK IS LONG AND TAKES A LOT OF TIME,BUT IT'S ALL WORTH IT.GLAD TO KNOW IT'S SEQUEL IS COMING TOO !!!

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