Monday, March 21, 2011

Half the Sky


Most books of fiction are easy to read. Some like Rohiton Mistry's "A Fine Balance" carry you along at your chosen pace, but stay with you for months. Some like Vikram Seth's "A Suitable Boy" make you pause, rewind and re-play even as you read.

Well written academic tomes make you pause and ponder after every paragraph, but you cannot put them down because of the insights they contain.

And then there is Nick Kristoff's "Half the Sky". Short stories of oppression and courage.  Stories that chill your spine. I challenge you to read more than a chapter a day.

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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

I am also over at Burrowers, Books and Balderdash blogging about some of my favourite and not so favourite Indian books.

8 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Oh, now this sounds really intriguing. A book that's powerful enough so that each story is that unsettling is worth reading.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds inspirational!

Mary Vaughn said...

A drabble review that intrigues you enough to order the book.
Well done!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Those are the best kinds of stories...the title is so beautiful!

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Beautiful Mommy Writer Award.

Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.

~Deirdra

ladyfi said...

Wonderful review! I've been meaning to order this book for ages.

Clarissa Draper said...

Hmm, it would be a difficult read. But, it would leave a lasting impression. Thanks for the review.

LTM said...

if a chapter a day's all you can take, I say it must be some fantastic writing. Thanks, hon~ :o) <3

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