Hullabaloo


Hmmm… this Holidays i just joined the Corporation Bank Centenary Library !! they have a really good collection of contemporary writing…im going crazy!!! also i can borrow my Text books for next Semester :))

Been reading quite a bit… read Artemis Fowl ..a unusual fantasy with a Anti-hero as the main Protagonist..but the better Book i got last time was Kiran Desai’s “Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard” ..Awesome, Hilarious..here’s a short description.

“Hullabaloo..” is mainly about the life of 20 year old post office-clerk, Sampath Chawla, who decides that his life is going nowwhere and decides that enough is enough!!!! so one fine day when his family is out at a wedding he runs away from his house in the town of Shahkot. and then the story really starts!!! he starts to live in a Tree in an abandoned Guava Orchard, the ensuing events are real entertaining,…the Author has incorporated a lot of characters, some very Eccentric..My Favorite is the Hypochondriac CMO (chief Medical Officer) who is worried about stomach ulcers and drinks Onion Juice as a cure …She’s also done a really good story line which i feel is better than her second work which won the Man Booker Prize in 2006; The inheritance of Loss. Shahkot brings to life the non-sleepy kinda eastern town which kinda reminds you of R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi!! The travails of a boy mistaken to be a godman and whole lot of crazy sub-plots make this a very interesting read!!! try to get it!!!

Now reading : The cult sci-fi comedy ” the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ” by Douglas Adams!!! more about that later

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Author: iNOsaint

Inosaint. The Evil Genius. The Mad Hunter. I go by many names!

5 thoughts on “Hullabaloo”

  1. i really dont like the title hitchhiker’s guide to galaxy…too sci fi and reminds me of star wars which is very very boring..but i cant help wondering why the book is liked by so many

    indian authors have a flair for writing in a way that makes you feel right at home where ever you are in the world…i love that! i gotta return back my books on this 29th

    and happy reading!

  2. hmmm!! gotta get my hands on this one also then…
    the list of books that i’m plannin to buy are..

    The large scale structure of space time – ellis & stephen hawking
    radar history of WW-II – Louis Brown
    Shameful Flight – Stanely Wolpert (cricket)
    In the line of fire – pervez musharaff (been hearin a lot o stuff frm TOI abt it)
    the 1st three minutes – steven weinberg (1st 3 mins abt hw the world strtd..sumthin like that)

    not getting them newhere

    and i hav around 10 or 15 in my pc yet to be read.. :((
    and m nt planning to put a book review of Deathly Hallows at all..hehehhe! dont ask me why..I jus donno..don feel like puttin it

  3. @sindhu…didnt know that you though that StarWars was bad 😦 i quite liked it!!!! and the Book is annoyingly addictive 😛
    @Ajan..ive only heard about the Mush book 🙂 the rest…Hmmm….!! and as for HP7 i still havnt finished it!!!!

  4. Corp Bank lib in mannagudda na? I’ve been there many times dude,THE best lib in kudla for novels..And yeah,Hitchhiker’s..is just awesome ! Just wonderful..Heard tht hullaballo is kinda ok,now on my list to read.. 🙂

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