Saturday, January 15, 2005

The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

This beautiful book took me by surprise. I was initially intrigued by the cover and then when I read that the author has been compared to Allende, Marquez and Roy - three of my favorites - I knew I had to buy it. I couldn't put it down. It is a tale of love and terror, full of magical realism and almost too lush prose. The author claims to have read a lot of Rilke when he was young, and I picked that up too. I wanted to start reading it again the moment I finished, and that happens very rarely.

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