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exceptional, a unique reading experience
am 10. April 2013
Like some other readers, I plunged into this book imagining it to be a novel, and indeed, from the quality of the writing - the clear but invigoratingly idiosyncratic prose, the vividness of description, and the deep, often ironic but never damming insights into human motivations and interactions - it could have been.
Instead, it is a portrait, a rich, differentiated and many- levelled one, of a community which really exists - although the concepts of ' community' and even of ' exists' may look rather different, a whole lot more fragile, to fortunate western readers by the time they finish this book.
I will refrain from describing it further, since every reader is entitled to his/ her individual experience, but will only add: I was captivated, saddened, angered, surprised, moved, entertained, and learnt much that was new while reading this unusual and intimate portrait. I recommend it to everyone.