Honor

by Thrity Umrigar | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1643753304 Global Overview for this book
Registered by valpete of Walnut Creek, California USA on 1/1/2024
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by valpete from Walnut Creek, California USA on Monday, January 1, 2024
One of my favorite books in 2023. This will be my selection for the 2023 Roundabout. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by valpete at Walnut Creek, California USA on Monday, January 1, 2024

Released 5 mos ago (1/4/2024 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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Off to the first reader...Enjoy your journey little book...

Journal Entry 3 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, January 19, 2024
Arrived this morning. Now I can begin!

Journal Entry 4 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Interesting start to the Roundabout. Meena’s circumstances are tragic. Smeta’s reasons for leaving India are also tragic. Change from within is their only hope, so I am left feeling devastated but helpless. Why are there so many cultures that treat their women so badly?
My only unhappiness with the book derived from the Smeta/Mohan relationship. It felt shallow and rushed.
As always it was great to meet a new author. Thank you.

Released 4 mos ago (2/10/2024 UTC) at -- By Post or by Hand--, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Going to Dark-draco, the next in line.

Journal Entry 6 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Received - thank you :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Friday, February 23, 2024
This is why I love this roundabout so much, as this not a book I would have picked up in the normal course of things, and I would have really missed out. Of course, this is a tragic story in so many ways - despite the beautiful way that the author writes, what she is describing in the India around the characters is heartbreaking and horrific. Here, the idea of Honor, of saving face, of believing someone else is making a fool of you, leads to the ultimate betrayal - murder, mutilation and the perpetuation of ignorance. And this goes for both Meena's and Smeta's story.

The trouble is, as a reader, you are left feeling frustrated, helpless, even depressed but also with that weird feeling of 'well this wouldn't happen here'. The author even mentions this in the book, where Smeta is coming to terms with writing the story for her American audience.

A very good read, despite not being my 'thing'.

Released 3 mos ago (3/5/2024 UTC) at -- By Post or by Hand--, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Off to the next reader on the roundabout


Journal Entry 9 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 10, 2024
This arrived yesterday.

Journal Entry 10 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, May 5, 2024
When I started this and realised it was set in India, my heart sank. No doubt it would mean a story that would leave you feeling frustrated, angry and many other things. I started it with qualms but eventually it made me want to keep reading. This is by no means an easy read and the subject matter is at times horrifying with some of the violence portrayed being very graphic.. We are confronted with misogyny and ‘good reasons’ why the men are excused for their behaviour which did make me angry. However it is beautifully written and well worth the read.

Journal Entry 11 by wingearthcaroleannewing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 5, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (5/6/2024 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Sending on in the roundabout.

Journal Entry 12 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 10, 2024
Thank you, sounds like an interesting read!

Journal Entry 13 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
A really hard-hitting story about whether love can overcome barriers. Summoned to India, her childhood home, when a good friend is injured, journalist Smita isn't expecting to be asked to take over a story. Meena, burnt alive by her family for marrying a Muslim, has been left horrifically crippled and disfigured with a young child to care for. Now a human rights lawyer is helping her to sue her brothers - though no one will come forward as a witness. Shannon's friend Mohan goes with Smita as her driver and translator. Mohan, from a wealthy family, sees only the good in India, but time with Smita gradually opens his eyes to the divides and horrific injustices around him, while Smita, forced to flee to America by the hostility of her neighbours, starts to see the beautiful side of the country as she grows closer to Mohan. A great read.

Journal Entry 14 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 17, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (5/17/2024 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Posted today to estelle1806.

Journal Entry 15 by wingestelle1806wing at Clonsilla, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, May 20, 2024
Received, thank you.

Journal Entry 16 by wingestelle1806wing at Clonsilla, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, May 27, 2024
Pride is really the scourge of the human race!
This was a tragic story but I could not really warm to the characters, felt they lacked depth and the plots were a bit too simplistic.
The style was fluid and easy to read but the book seemed to be written for and Indian audience, as none of the non-English language used throughout was explained, translated or annoted. It was frustrating not to understand the dialogues fully.
All in all an OK read, thanks for sharing valpete.

Released 3 wks ago (5/28/2024 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Berlin Germany

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On its way to the next reader.

Please let us know when you release it again...

Bon voyage !


Journal Entry 18 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Monday, June 3, 2024
Received! This looks really interesting, particularly because I plan on travelling to India for the first time this fall. I am soaking up anything and everything I can find about India, so this fits really well for me right now!

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