Relevance compared to historical vents in a family context I remember hardly anything about the Vietnam war which should have been a big Damned (Witch Hunt event in my lifetime but I remember vividly two women in our street having a punch up in one of their back gardens when I was about five I thought Joshi was perceptive in his understanding of how memory works and skilful in conveying it though it made the book difficult to read than a story which runs chronologically from once upon a time to they all lived happilyver afterAlthough part of the book was set in the future it didn t feel like science fiction possibly because the future for us was the present and the past for Paresh I thought there was remarkable invention in portraying the future and it could have just been a planetary post apocalyptic vision but it was kept small and personal kept in the family I was fascinated by the parts about the water and though some of the social implications on a big scale were xplored the better understanding was in learning how Paresh had a poo or a bathApart from the Gujerati Bengali tc which better understanding was in learning how Paresh had a poo or a bathApart from the Gujerati Bengali Hot-Blooded Italians etc which hated because it was opaue to me I thought Joshi often had a great command of language There were lots of times when I stopped and thought that s really cool There was some over writing and I meant to uote one bit but I can t find it now where he had mixed up a dozen metaphors and sprinkled them with clever clogsy verbal acrobatics a whole paragraph to describe something very ordinary and I remember thinking God it s only a bottle of milk or whatever it was But this was only from time to time and this is Joshi s first novel I feel sure he is a writer to watch in the futureI liked many of the characters in the book with their idiosyncrasies and theirccentricities but I liked Para best of all She was terrific It s odd really that the parts of the book I found the Mlynowski Teen Thriller easiest to relate to were those set in the imaginary future The past and indeed the present were difficult because of my abyssmal lack of knowledge about Indian history I had no idea who Subhash Bose was and had to do some serious Googling to make any sense of all thatAll in all I reallynjoyed this book and I was rather
sorry when I got to the nd of it I felt I had got to when I got to the nd of it I felt I had got to this family uite well and would have been happy to find out about them It wasn t a perfect book and wasn t I think one to relax with It reuired uite a lot of mental agility and wide awakeness But I thought it was different interesting and worthwhilePS It found it absolutely un reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut Don t they put some rubbish on the covers of books in order to tempt you to read them. Trajectory of Indian history from non violence to belligerent jingoism is reflected in key Switchback episodes in the lives of this family All four key characters are fascinating andach of the setpieces in which they figure is stunningly handled by Joshi The writing is sharp modern fluent and varied Joshi is Marrying Marcus (Virgin Brides, eually adept at handling crowd scenes midair battles sexual farce andmbarrassing ncounters It is a book that is jaded and yet principled ribald and yet serious laddish and yet sensitive It feels authentic considered and moving at all times It's a winne. Interesting Book well written and njoyable So The Last Jet Engine Laugh is one of the best written books I ve come across but the structure of the book left me uite befuddled and that takes some doing I having a brain the size of a planet and all It s all very well to fiddle around with narrative structure but it s If Im Found (If I Run either got to have a form or some point Mr Joshi doesn t haveither I mean that s the problem with the book what is the bloody pointVarious anecdotes in various space time continuums about various characters in the Patel genealogy give us an idea into something I can t put my finger on it which CaddyGirls eventually leads to our understanding of wossname and hisher goings on in somewhere or the other There s vague talk of the future where all water comes in capsules including scatalogically detailedxplanations of how people take a dump in the mid 21st century combined with a nuclear war where Karachi and Bombay have already been wiped out There re flashbacks into pre Independence Ahmedabad and how two people fell in love while braving a stampede There s Calcutta in all its splendour running like a used tampon all through
the book It s about places people paraphernalia and pointlessness It s xciting in the uality of the writing because book It s about places people paraphernalia and pointlessness It s xciting in the uality of the writing because man is a genius in turning phrases and uite the Grand Panjandrum for similes metaphors and what have yous But story telling is a different art It s than picturesue speech Tried but could not get past first chapter Really wanted to like this book but the style of writing was like gibberish to me Had to stop Philosophy of Religion enjoyed it plot imagination and language great fun got rid of it missed it freuentlyver since and that never happens to me Totally recommend and definitely a 9 out of 10 despite being a fun novel and interesting about India and light scifi rather than a Great Novel Interesting styleSome self gratification descriptionBut is not Salman Rushdie who wishes to be Been meaning to read this for awhile so I did Very poetic fiction less concerned with structure than most stories Hard to No Respect enjoy alot while reading kind of book that gives you a sense of it all when you finish The writing slips in and out of consciousnessesspecially at the The Spirituality Revolution end Another metafiction device that I feel was pulled off fairly well First Indian modern fiction I ve read will keep anye on this guy Ex Bookworm group reviewPut simply this was the saga of a family called Bhatt over three generations from before Indian independence to a time beyond our own But it was anything but simple At first
"i found it "found it difficult rather inaccessible It reuired some Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) effort to get into but This is a debut novel from India of an utterly original kind Joshi has found a style and a form in which to say new things about the Indianxperience in a new manner Like Roy Joshi is doing something ntirely fresh The novel takes three generations of a Gujarati family and uses them to track the course of Indian history back to 1930 and forward into the first decades of the next century The grandparents are disciples of Gandhi smart sarcastic and principled; they meet on a non violent demonstration against British rule in Calcutta in the 1930s fall. .
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T was worth the ffort My feelings about the book when I had only read the first 100 or so pages were completely schizophrenic and deeply affected by two impressions one bad one good Firstly all the foreign language in the book was irritating obstructive to the story and way overdone It really isn t possible to grasp the nuances between Gujerati Hindi and Bengali when you don t understand any of them Secondly the chronology of the book was non Designing with Web Standards existent It was random perverse and confusing But I liked it It reminded me of an apocryphal story about the Beatles where on one song was it Sergeant Pepper George Martin was supposed to have taken a tape of a piece of music chopped it into bits thrown the bits up into the air then picked them up and spliced the bits back together in random order producing a capricious kaleidoscopic whimsical interlude that challenged you to try and make sense of it Paresh s memories were like that and making sense of them was uite hard work Goodxercise for the cerebrum this one But this is how people remember isn t it You don t remember your first day and then Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, every day thereafter in chronological order Some months or years you hardly remember anything at all but other memories stick out like icebergs Sometimes these are bigvents sometimes they are small personal ones Sometimes they are family stories you have been told sometimes they are things you have Structure Of The Nucleus experienced yourself But memory is random and it is prompted by photographs letters songs just as it was in the book Another strong memoryvoked for me by the book was the many afternoons spent with my mum going through a battered brown cardboard box which irrelevantly I will tell you had 48 SAUCERS TEA FRAGILE and NOT TO BE OPENED UNTIL REUIRED FOR USE on it of old photographs letters old tickets to cinemas and theatres and things of that ilk in it I would say to my mum Who s that and she would say something like That s my Auntie Pem s husband Jasper who was sued for breach of promise when he refused to marry someone he got First Anthology engaged to or that s your dad s uncle Frank no one in the family would have anything to do with him because he ran off with his nephew s wife Most interestingly on finding some love poems addressed to her from someone called Joe Egg and asking her who they were from was told they were from my dad Who wasn t called Joe or Egg These often repeated stories about people andvents from before I was born are woven into the
history of my family just like the love affair between Mahadev and Suman is woven into the history ofof my family just like the love affair between Mahadev and Suman is woven into the history of Bhatts Small things like the
"jet ngine laugh "Engine Laugh a disproportionate. In love while falling under the army's baton Their only son Paresh our principal narrator grows up to drift through life torn in different directions all at once In turn he produces a daughter Para who is tomboyish aggressive martial and in her seuences in the book a suadron leader in the Indian Air Force when in the near future India is at war with a Muslim Pakistani Iranian alliance She therefore kills people for a living and is the antithesis of her grandparents' principles of Gandhiesue non violence civil disobedience and passive resistance This.