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I am a writer, because I am a reader, a passionate reader of the events. Apart from doing my literary writing, I try to see how a particular event would and could affect the people living in its immediate surround.

BOOK REVIEWS by NAVAL LANGA

THESE REVIEWS ARE DONE BY AN INDIAN WRITER, NAVAL LANGA. HE IS A SHORT STORY WRITER AND A NOVELIST. (Images Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)



A TALE OF TWO CITIES
A Novel by Charles Dickens
It is quite difficult to write about the novels written by Charles Dickens, as you have to be one among the thousands of those writers and reviewers who have done the job earlier. But I am so fascinated by the charm and attraction I had felt while reading ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’ that I could not do without putting my efforts to show how I felt while reading this master piece.

The love relationship of two unusual characters, Lucy Manette and Charles Darney, passed through the time narrated by Dickens as ‘It was the best of the times, it was the worst of the times’. The couple made their way through strange circumstances. They were caught in a storm of the revolutionary atmosphere of late eighteenth century France. And they would have hardly passed through it without offering abnormal responses to the situations they were forced to face.


DISGRACE

A Novel by J M COETZEE


By ‘Disgrace’, J M COETZEE has became the first novelist to pocket the Man Booker Prize twice. In ‘Disgrace’ he tries painting landscape of a country, South Africa, where the regime trading apartheid has just closed its shutters and people are yet to be adjusted to the climate change. They have a multitude of newly formed rules and the wings of the changed perception of their own.


SLOW MAN
A Novel by J M COETZEE
The novel SLOW MAN starts with a great fall and then turns into a river, taking us over to the distant regions. In this highly symbolic novel, the subject matter flows like a wide waterway. J M Coetzee tries to define the region wherein both fiction and reality lives in neighborhood, having common entrance and exit doors.


MY NAME IS RED

A Novel by ORHAN PAMUK
In 'MY NAME IS RED' there are number of point of views, and the several story tellers. But that has barely affected the flow of the narrative: Orhan Pamuk is such a master of keeping continuity.

Primarily the novel walks around the life of the miniature artists living in Istanbul of late sixteenth century. But it depicts all types of human follies and demonstrates how the negative forces sway over the positive ones.

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