In Custody

by Anita Desai | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099428490 Global Overview for this book
Registered by boreal of Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on 1/9/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Sunday, January 09, 2005
Meek and self-effacing, Deven is resigned to his life as a lecturer in an obscure college in Mirpore. When, unexpectadely, an old friend Murad, invites him to go to Delhi to interview the greatest living Urdu poet, Deven sees a chance both to achieve fame and to fulfil his dreams.

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Journal Entry 2 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, May 11, 2005
While it may be beautifully written I found this book boring, and it was a real struggle to finish. Despite all that it had some lovely descriptions of Indian life.

Journal Entry 3 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Saturday, May 21, 2005
Took this to our meetup at Mannequin bar this afternoon and didn't bring it home so happy reading to whoever picked it up.

Journal Entry 4 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, May 22, 2005
Picked up at the meetup with the fantastic Dunedin Bookcrossers. It was really great to meet you all, and I can't wait for next year's convention! (though hopefully we'll manage another visit before then!!!)

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Journal Entry 5 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, August 28, 2006
Unfortunately, I have to share boreal's opinion on this book - it was pretty boring. And I couldn't manage to work up any sympathy for the main character - his constant whining just irritated me. I know the whole point of it was that he felt trapped in his life and couldn't see a way out, but he just came across as totally pathetic.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingfuturecatwing at Browser's Cafe, Riccarton Road in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, September 17, 2006

Released 14 yrs ago (9/16/2006 UTC) at Browser's Cafe, Riccarton Road in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Left on a table in the green-housey covered outdoor seating area.

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