At the End of Midnight’s Children review, I have asked everyone to vote for what they thought about the book and the book title you want to see on the next read-along.
Here’s the result:
Interestingly more votes goes to……….. “A Suitable Boy“!! Next is the Cairo Trilogy.
I definitely need big help to read A Suitable Boy. At 1474 pages, it requires willpower to stay on it till the end. My non-blogger colleague has good things to say about the book, and all I read in blogosphere about the book is that it is a must read. A big fan of Vikram Seth, Tony of Tony’s Reading List wrote a superb review of the book and here’s one from Tony that summarise the experience:
For such a long novel, ‘A Suitable Boy’ is very easy to read. The story comes together as a whole so well, its structure so masterly, that the reader is compelled to press on as quickly as possible, desperate to find out what happens next. Like life itself, long sections seem to move on slowly with no real drama, only to be interrupted suddenly by chilling, unforeseen events.
I need to read and re-read what Tony and many others have to say positively about the book, read it so much so that it become my mantra. So that when the time is right, I would have the courage to pick up this book and hopefully you will come along with me on the bandwagon to complete this gargantuan book! 😉
About the book (Source Wikipedia):
A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth, released in 1993. At 1349 pages (1488 pages softcover) and 591,552 words, the book is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English language. A sequel, to be called A Suitable Girl is due for publication in 2013.
What do you think about the book? What do you think about reading this?