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A Suitable Boy (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. März 1994

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The best writer of his generation (The Times)

This novel, so vast and so amiably peopled, is a long, sweet, sleepless pilgrimage to life . . . His novel deserves thousands of long marriages and suitable readers (Guardian)

No one, surely, could wish this novel shorter . . . the greatness of the novel, its unassailable truthfulness, owes less to research than to imagination, an instinctive knowledge of the human heart (Observer)

Not merely one of the longest novels in English; it may also prove to be the most fecund as well as the most prodigious work of the latter half of [the twentieth] century (The TImes)

A quietly monumental novel . . . [Seth] has given that unlikeliest of hybrids, a modest tour de force (TLS)

An immensely enjoyable novel which describes with unhurried pace the panorama of India . . . Everything appears familiar to us, yet in fact it is newly minted by a master artist (Hindustan Times)

Conceived on a grand scale of the great 19th century novels - War and Peace, Middlemarch - A Suitable Boy grows to match them in breadth and depth . . . [A] massive and magnificent book (Sunday Times)

A phenomenon, a prodigy, a marvel of 19th century storytelling in the language of today . . . It is hard to believe that Seth is only one man. He writes with the omniscience and authority of a large, orderly committee of experts on Indian politics, law, medicine, crowd psychology, urban and rural social customs, dress, cuisine, horticulture, funerary rites, cricket and even the technicalities of shoe manufacture (Evening Standard)

Twentieth anniversary-edition of Seth's masterly hymn to life and love set against the backdrop of an independent India. (THE OBSERVER) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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The 20th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel by Vikram Seth. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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I very much enjoyed "Two Lives" and "An Equal Music" was o.k., but there is no way I am going to finish "A Suitable Boy".

Whatever possessed Vikram Seth to write this interminable, fluffy Indian soap opera ?

At the beginning of the book he quotes Voltaire :
"The secret of being a bore is to say everything"?!
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...still suffering heavily from Partition. Which never was completed for real because not all Muslims went to Pakistan, their destination. No, there were still enough of those "troublemakers" left in India!
In the year 1951 politics in India were the most important thing for the males. For the female part of the population with daughters the most important "thing" was - a suitable boy. Castes had to be respected, religion too, the colour of the skin was important, the earthly goods as well.
The story is relatively simple told: Widowed mother has to seperate her daughter from an "unsuitable boy", Kabir. His fault? Being Muslim. That makes an earnest liaison with Lata impossible. They may love each other? Doesn't count! Ma takes the daughter on a railroad-ride, criss-crossing India...
And beneath the great land-reforms and other political quarrels, some seriously suitable boys appear. Now there are all the important thingies to consider and love is the last of them. But Lata will make in her own way her own choice. Happyness may arrive together with the children. Maybe...?

This is one of the most interesting books I've ever read. But at tge very end those 1.500 pages seemed to me... somehow incomplete! After I have come to know all those main characters, there was an ending so abrupt I simply cannot believe it!
And now, with the next book coming out in 2016 with the title "A Suitable Girl" I really hoped after all these years in a real follow-up. But that will not happen. The new epical (?) story is a time-leap of about 50 years, as I have read yesterday. I really do not know if I will buy it!
The greatest delusion of all is the loss of all those oh so fine designed personalities, some pleasant, others less.
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I realized, about 900 pages into A Suitable Boy, why I wasn't enjoying it.
1) It is horrendously overladen with distracting minutiae.
2) It requires a compendious knowledge of Indian historical, cultural and political context. The book could've been a vehicle to teach me about a lot of these things (as I had hope it would be), but it really isn't at all. After finishing it, I still don't know whether an SD is "higher up" than an MLA or if a Minister of Revenue is more influential than a Home Minister.
And my greatest peeve... 3) There is no real conflict in the book. Yes, there are class/religion questions - most notably in the relationship between Lata and Kabir - but there were literally HUNDREDS of times in the book that I thought some interesting conflict could arise, only to be disappointed. For example, Firoz and Imitiaz are twins, yet Imitiaz is the elder, having been born first. Chance for sibling rivalry? It's mentioned twice and never explored. For another example, Arun is harsh to his brother Varun. Very little conflict is ever explored there either. For yet another example, Meenkashi gets pregnant by an affair. OOH, that could get juicy and embarassing. But she has a miscarriage and nothing more happens. And perhaps greatest of all, a lot is made of the Zamindiri Bill. If passed and affirmed, people would be thrown off their land and others would benefit. YET THIS NEVER HAPPENS. It gets teased, but nothing comes of it.
And even when thing DO happen, you may not know why. Mahesh Kapoor suddenly quits the Congress Party and resigns his seat. Why? We don't really know.
After about 1300 pages, one character stabs another. We aren't quite sure why.
4) This book is consumed with festivals, holidays and travel.
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Being an ardent fan of RK Narayan,the trip from the peaceful south indian town, -Malgudi (inhabitated by tamil and kannada people) to the Religious clashes-prone North Indian town of Brahmpur was quite fascinating. It took me a good nine months to complete this bulky book which dealt with four well-to-do families set in the background of newly independent india,the main plot being the search for a suitable boy for the well-educated Lata. The narration was awesome, the style-amazing,the characters-extremely lovable,the tempo-gripping(if not in the beginning). All these made Vikram my latest favourite.Thank you bengal for giving us another literary tiger. Saeda bai's singings, Kuku's couplets,Rupa Mehra's parental upbraids,Maan's amorous ventures,Lata's longings (for kabir),young bhaskar's mathematical inquisitiveness,kabir's alacrity and sportmanship,street urchin -biscuit's pranks,Dipankar's spirutual insights,Arun's arrogant uprighteousness,Mahesh Kapoor's political battles,Varun's gambling sagas, ,Mrs Mahesh Kapoor's religous sentiments, Haresh's job struggles,rasheed's socialistic tendencies are superbly described and will be remembered by the readers for a long long time. There are hordes of instances of heart touching scenes,wonderful parliament speeches,witty remarks,lovely poems and tragic aspects of religiuos intolerence which made "A suitable boy" a must-read by any indian and those who want to know about india in its pristine spirit.
and I will finally end with a Kuku's couplet..
Couldn't stop becoming seth's fan after reading 'A Suitable boy',
which left me with tremendous satisfaction and unlimited joy.
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