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The Last Jet Engine LaughInteresting styleSome self gratification descriptionBut is not Salman Rushdie who wishes to be enjoyed it lot imagination and language great fun got rid of it missed it freuently ever since and that never happens to me Totally recommend and definitely a 9 out of 10 despite being a fun novel and interesting about India and light scifi rather than a Great Novel Ex Bookworm group reviewPut simply this was the saga of a family called Bhatt over three generations Novel Ex Bookworm group reviewPut simply this was the saga of a family called Bhatt over three generations before Indian independence to a time beyond our own But it Was Anything But Simple anything but simple first I found it rather difficult rather inaccessible It reuired some effort to get into but it was worth the effort My feelings about the book when I had only read the first 100 or so ages were completely schizophrenic and deeply affected by two impressions one bad one good Firstly all the foreign language In The Book Was Irritating Obstructive To The Story And the book was irritating obstructive to the story and overdone It really isn t ossible to grasp the nuances between Gujerati Hindi and Bengali when you don t understand any of them Secondly the chronology of the book was non existent It was random The Return of the Twelves perverse and confusing But I liked it It reminded me of an apocryphal story about the Beatles where on one song was it Sergeant Pepper George Martin was supposed to have taken a tape of aiece of music chopped it into bits thrown the bits up into the air then Dizzy Jimmy picked them up and spliced the bits back together in random orderroducing a capricious kaleidoscopic whimsical interlude that challenged you to try and make sense of it Paresh s memories were like that and making sense of them was uite hard work Good exercise for the cerebrum this one But this is how Locuras lejos de casa! (Serie Lady Pecas 1) people remember isn t it You don t remember your first day and then every day thereafter in chronological order Some months or years you hardly remember anything at all but other memories stick out like icebergs Sometimes these are big events sometimes they are smallersonal ones Sometimes they are family stories you have been told sometimes they are things you have experienced yourself But memory is random and it is rompted by hotographs letters songs just as it was in the book Another strong memory evoked for me by the book was the many afternoons spent with my mum going through a battered brown cardboard box which irrelevantly I will tell you had 48 SAUCERS TEA FRAGILE and NOT TO BE OPENED UNTIL REUIRED FOR USE on it of old Grammar by Diagram photographs letters old tickets to cinemas and theatres and things of that ilk in it I would say to my mum Who s that and she would say something like That s my Auntie Pem s husband Jasper who was sued for breach. This is a debut novel from India of an utterly original kind Joshi has found a style and a form in which to say new things about the Indian experience in a new manner Like Roy Joshi is doing something entirely fresh The novel takes three generations of a Gujarati family and uses them to track the course of Indian history back to 1930 and forward into the first decades of the next century The grandparents are disciples of Gandhi smart sarcastic andrincipled; they meet on a non violent demonstration against British rule in Calcutta in the 1930s fall. Of romise when he refused to marry someone he got engaged to or that s your dad s uncle Frank no one in the family would have anything to do with him because he ran off with his nephew s wife Most interestingly on finding some love oems addressed him because he ran off with his nephew s wife Most interestingly on finding some love oems addressed her from someone called Joe Egg and asking her who they were from was told They Were From My Dad Who Wasn T Called Joe were from my dad Who wasn t called Joe Egg These often repeated stories about Good Witch, Bad Witch people and events from before I was born are woven into the history of my family just like the love affair between Mahadev and Suman is woven into the history of the Bhatts Small things like the Jet Engine Laugh assume a disproportionate relevance compared to historical events in a family context I remember hardly anything about the Vietnam war which should have been a big event in my lifetime but I remember vividly two women in our street having aunch up in one of their back gardens when I was about five I thought Joshi was erceptive in his understanding of how memory works and skilful in conveying it though it made the book difficult to read than a story which runs chronologically from once upon a time to they all lived happily ever afterAlthough art of the book was set in the future it didn t feel like science fiction Yours, Mine and Ours (Second Chances possibly because the future for us was theresent and the Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten past for Paresh I thought there was remarkable invention inortraying the future and it could have just been a Boneshaker (BA 43-500, planetaryost apocalyptic vision but it was kept small and A Star Is Born personal kept in the family I was fascinated by thearts about the water and though some of the social implications on a big scale were explored the better understanding was in learning how Paresh had a CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, third edition poo or a bathApart from the Gujerati Bengali etc which I hated because it was opaue to me I thought Joshi often had a great command of language There were lots of times when I stopped and thought that s really cool There was some over writing and I meant to uote one bit but I can t find it now where he had mixed up a dozen metaphors and sprinkled them with clever clogsy verbal acrobatics a wholearagraph to describe something very ordinary and I remember thinking God it s only a bottle of milk or whatever it was But this was only from time to time and this is Joshi s first novel I feel sure he is a writer to watch in the futureI liked many of the characters in the book with their idiosyncrasies and their eccentricities but I liked Para best of all She was terrific It s odd really that the The Ornament (Ornament, parts of the book I found the easiest to relate to were those set in the imaginary future Theast and indeed the resent were difficult because of my ab. In love while falling under the army's baton Their only son Paresh our rincipal narrator grows up to drift through life torn in different directions all at once In turn he Rant produces a daughter Para who is tomboyish aggressive martial and in her seuences in the book a suadron leader in the Indian Air Force when in the near future India is at war with a Muslim Pakistani Iranian alliance She therefore killseople for a living and is the antithesis of her grandparents' Super Minds Level 2 Students Book with DVD-ROM principles of Gandhiesue non violence civil disobedience andassive resistance This.

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Yssmal lack of knowledge about Indian history I had no idea who Subhash Bose was and had to do some serious Googling to make any sense of all thatAll in all I really enjoyed this book and I was rather sorry when I got to the end of it I felt I had got to know this family uite well and would have been happy to find out about them It wasn t a erfect book and wasn t I think one to relax with It reuired uite a lot of mental agility and wide awakeness But I thought it was different interesting and worthwhilePS It found it absolutely un reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut Don t they ut some rubbish on the covers of books in order to tempt you to read them Been meaning to read this for awhile so I did Very oetic fiction less concerned
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structure than stories Hard to enjoy alot while reading kind of book that gives you a sense of it all when you finish The writing slips in and out of consciousnesses especially at the end slips in and out of consciousnesses especially at the end metafiction device that I feel was The Color of a Leader pulled off fairly well First Indian modern fiction I ve read will keep an eye on this guy Tried but could not getast first chapter Really wanted to like this book but the style of writing was like gibberish to me Had to stop So The Last Jet Engine Laugh is one of the best written books I ve come across but the structure of the book left me uite befuddled and that takes some doing I having a brain the size of a Into the Planet planet and all It s all very well to fiddle around with narrative structure but it s either got to have a form or someoint Mr Joshi doesn t have either I mean that s the Dusk (Rosales Saga, problem with the book what is the bloodyointVarious anecdotes in various space time continuums about various characters in the Patel genealogy give us an idea into something I can t George Washingtons Secret Six put my finger on it which eventually leads to our understanding of wossname and hisher goings on in somewhere or the other There s vague talk of the future where all water comes in capsules including scatalogically detailed explanations of howeople take a dump in the mid 21st century combined with a nuclear war where Karachi and Bombay have already been wiped out There re flashbacks into re Independence Ahmedabad and how two eople fell in love while braving a stampede There s Calcutta in all its splendour running like a used tampon all through the book It s about The Caretaker placeseople Clara After Dark - 01 paraphernalia andointlessness It s exciting in the uality of the writing because the man is a genius in turning Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens, phrases and uite the Grand Panjandrum for similes metaphors and what have yous But story telling is a different art It s thanicturesue speech Interesting Book well written and enjoyable. Trajectory of Indian history from non violence to belligerent jingoism is reflected in key episodes in the lives of this family All four key characters are fascinating and each of the setpieces in which they figure is stunningly handled by Joshi The writing is sharp modern fluent and varied Joshi is eually adept at handling crowd scenes midair battles sexual farce and embarrassing encounters It is a book that is jaded and yet rincipled ribald and yet serious laddish and yet sensitive It feels authentic considered and moving at all times It's a winne. .