The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani


  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • The Village
  • Nikita Lalwani
  • English
  • 10 March 2018
  • 9781400066490

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Review ✓ The Village ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook T maintains an ambience of mystery and menace” The New York Times Book Review   “Extraordinary Lalwani writes with wonderful clarity and intelligence” The Times UK   “ The Village can creep up and grab you unawares” Toronto Star   “Lalwani’s prose is evocative and excellent” Publishers Weekly   “Thoughtful and beautifully written” The Guardian UK   “Gripping” Marie Claire UK“Intelligent and disturbing a sharply observed highly personal book” Pittsburgh Post Gazette“A thoughtful novel that envelops us in the oppression and beauty of the rural prison Each voice is distinct believable and stubborn in its refusal to be easily known Touchingly evocative” Financial Times   “Thoughtfully and often beautifully written a candid exploration of journalistic ethics” The Observer. Review to followReally had high hopes but it was just dull with flat lifeless unlikeable characters

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Review ✓ The Village ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook In her award winning debut novel Gifted Nikita Lalwani crafted a brilliant coming of age story that “called to mind the work of such novelists as Zadie Smith and Monica Ali” The Washington Post Book World Now Lalwani turns her gimlet eye on an extraordinary village in India and explores the thin boundary between morality and evil innocence and guilt   After a long trip from London twenty seven year old BBC filmmaker Ray Bhullar arrives at the remote Indian village of Ashwer which will be the subject of her newest documentary From the outside the town projects a cozy air of domesticity small huts bordering earthen paths men lounging and drinking tea women guiding bright cloth through noisy sewing machines Yet Ashwer is far from traditional It is an experimental open prison a village of convicted murderers and the. Unlikeable characters in an unfocused bookThis is one of those books that I so wanted to like but simply couldn t A BBC crew filming a documentary in an experimental prison village in India promised drama and emotion in an interesting location Instead we have stereotyped and cardboard protagonists a group of indistinguishable prisoners trotting out their clich d sad stories of injustice on demand and despite every piece of landscape clothing and food being described in minute and sometimes florid detail absolutely no sense of place There are three in the film crew Serena is the uncaring unfeeling professional who is only interested in making the film dramatic and doesn t care who gets hurt along the way The presenter Nathan macho chauvinist and egoist could not possibly be any stereotyped Shallow unlikeable and unconvincing as these two are though they pale into insignificance beside our chief protagonist Ray Of Indian descent she wants to fit into this culture she is visiting but honestly I can t imagine Ray fitting in anywhere successfully Annoying unprofessional self obsessed and very very tedious Ray is liked by no one neither villagers nor colleagues nor indeed me At one point Serena says to her You are one draining piece of work you know that Dealing with you is like walking through cement I agree but it made me wonder if the author sees that her main protagonist is this annoying why does she believe the reader will be able to empathise with her in any way It s not as if she is changed by her experiences there s no growth or character development which had it happened may have given the book the much needed focus and point that it lacked I haven t bothered to mention the Indian characters because the author failed to give any of them a well rounded and distinctive personality They are ciphers there merely to provide a hazy and undefined background for Ray to play out her internal angst against The writing itself is technically proficient ie grammatical but the endless repeated descriptions ultimately convey nothing Yes they dress differently yes they re not white yes they eat different foodbut none of this gives any sense of what life is like for the villagers what their thoughts and feelings might be The text is littered with Hindu words without explanations sometimes it s possible to get the meaning from the context but not always This doesn t give a sense of place just a sense of irritation I really dislike slating a book especially from a relatively new author even if she was longlisted for the Booker for her first book but although I ve tried hard I can t find anything positive to say about this one except that plenty of other people seem to be finding it a much enjoyable read than I as you will see if you look at the reviews on But unfortunately I can t recommend itNB This book was provided for review by the publisherwwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom

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Review ✓ The Village ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ir families   As Ray and her crew settle in they seek to win the trust of Ashwer’s residents and administrators Nandini a women’s counselor and herself an inmate; Jyoti a prisoner’s wife who is raising her children on the grounds; Sujay the progressive founder and governor of the society Ray aims to portray Ashwer as a model of tolerance yet the longer she and her colleagues stay the their need for a dramatic story line intensifies And as Ray’s moral judgment competes with her professional obligation her assignment takes an uneasy and disturbing turn   Incisive moving and superbly written The Village deftly examines the limits of empathy the slipperiness of reason and the strength of our principles in the face of personal gainPraise for The Village  “Powerful One of the novel’s great strengths is how i. I thought the novel had a lot of potential but nothing really came of it The author did a good job in setting the scene and building up the tension that the main character Ray was feeling but there was no pay off until the very endHowever by this point I was long past caring It s a shame because it could have been a gripping story but the overriding emotion for me was boredom I loved the description of the village and the people the author really made Ashwer come alive with the descriptions of the heat the vibrant colours and the stark living conditions It wasn t really enough though I wanted something anything to happen Disappointing


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    Free read The Village Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Nikita Lalwani Nikita Lalwani Ë 0 Review The eye catching cover of this novel was for me ultimately the best part about it I really struggled to maintain any interest in the

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Nikita Lalwani The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani Nikita Lalwani Ë 0 Review Unlikeable characters in an unfocused bookThis is one of those books that I so wanted to like but simply couldn’t A BBC crew filming a documentary in an experimental prison village in India promised drama and emotion in an interesting loca

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    The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani I thought the novel had a lot of potential but nothing really came of it The author did a good job in setting the scene and building up the tension that the main character Ray was feeling but there was no pay off

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    The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani I loved this book but the ending did not satisfy Gorgeous writing and great read Recommended

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    The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani Nikita Lalwani Ë 0 Review Free read The Village Hmmm I think I'm still digesting this one Struggling with a main protagonist who I'm sure I'm meant to dislike but can see no redeeming features in and who seems a little trite And yet there are so many things here to like The prisoners stories are told with poignancy and empathy and the characters are on the who

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    The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani Nikita Lalwani Ë 0 Review Free read The Village DISCLAIMER I WON THIS IN A GOODREADS GIVEAWAYI did not like this book I didn't really like it much at all It was difficult to get into hard to follow along with and the characters were ridiculous to the point of absurdityA good idea but poor follow throughEdit 7222013 Unfocused That was the word I was looking for There was no focus to the b

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    The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani Nikita Lalwani Ë 0 Review Review to followReally had high hopes but it was just dull with flat lifeless unlikeable characters

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    The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani Very well written and evocative

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    The Village) [Pdf Read] × Nikita Lalwani Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Nikita Lalwani Free read The Village In Nikita Lalwani’s second novel The Village a three member BBC film crew arrives in Northern India to make a documentary about a uniue and fascinating social experiment Ashwer is not a traditional village but an “open prison” where those serving time for murder live with their families and support them with jobs in the outside communi

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