Sunday, July 01, 2012

Anglo-Indian Books

Question: What have these books got in common?

Answer: They are all Booker winners featuring India (or an Indian author) in some way.

I've read three of these: The God of Small Things, Midnight's Children and The Siege of Krishnapur, and I am about half way through Heat and Dust. They are some of my favourite ever books, and since I am going through a bit of Indian phase at the moment, maybe now is a good time to read the rest.


Blogger Sue Guiney said...

I loved Heat and Dust when I read it a million years ago. And Midnight's Children is the only Rushdie I've read, and I found it amazing. you're I. For a bunch of treats, I think

Tue Jul 03, 12:31:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Same here, Sue, about Rushdie - I have a few others of his books dotted around the house because I loved Midnight's Children so much, but so my shame have not read them yet.

Tue Jul 03, 01:36:00 pm  
Blogger Kay McKenzie Cooke said...

Coincidentally I have just read God of Small Things and White Tiger - both extremely good reads imo! Enjoy (I'd like to read Heat and Dust as well - after I've finished reading Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. :)

Thu Jul 05, 02:35:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Kay! Really looking forward to White Tiger now!

I very much liked the middle section of de Zoet - it was Murekamiesque, I thought. :-)

Thu Jul 05, 06:05:00 pm  

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