Friday, April 24, 2009
The Death of Vishnu - Manil Suri
The Eindhoven library has very limited English books.This was one of the first books I read after coming here. It basically reminded me of a Tamil classic movie - "Edirneechal". The book is surprisingly well written and depicts realistic characters. Mixed with sad and happy stories, it portrays the life (actually the death!) of an ordinary Indian man and the bizzare situations surrounding him.
The book revolves around the life inside a flat in India, from their daily "khitpits" to steamy love affairs between neighbors and how Vishnu fits into it all.