If It Is Sweet

If It Is Sweet In If It Is Sweet precisely etched characters collide the blind suddenly seeing the blind Mridula Koshy plumbs the chasms across which they stare asking the question what is it people see when they

  • Title: If It Is Sweet
  • Author: Mridula Koshy
  • ISBN: 9789380032122
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • In If It Is Sweet, precisely etched characters collide, the blind suddenly seeing the blind Mridula Koshy plumbs the chasms across which they stare, asking the question what is it people see when they see one another Her characters are proximate, though from vastly different class backgrounds Servants and mistresses Middle class insomniacs wandering the same footpathsIn If It Is Sweet, precisely etched characters collide, the blind suddenly seeing the blind Mridula Koshy plumbs the chasms across which they stare, asking the question what is it people see when they see one another Her characters are proximate, though from vastly different class backgrounds Servants and mistresses Middle class insomniacs wandering the same footpaths on which labourers wake to care for their sleepless infants An old man, his maid, and a koodawallah, and a conversation that ends in both insight and blindness If It is Sweet does not set out to transport the reader to another world It is one rooted in an unsettled world it intends to unsettle

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    1. I wish I had taken notes while reading Mridula Koshy's gorgeous short story collection, If It Is Sweet. There were so many many beautiful lines, all telling stories of those caught in the inevitable fissures of cities and relationships. The breadth and depth of character, scene, and geography displayed from story to story were awesomely lush and astonishing.I found a few of the stories disjointed and thus difficult to get a handle on, but even those were usually thrilling and intimate throughout [...]

    2. 'If it is sweet' is the compilation of 17 short stories, should appreciate the concept finding of the author. She has chosen very different themes for her stories, I like the uniqueness of her stories and the character were truly real and amazing. I have not come across many writers to pick up the characters like she has created.But most of the stories are vague and makes it difficult to put together the sequence of the story.Characterization is beautiful but most of stories leave you wondering [...]

    3. I only read the first four stories, I think. There were some powerful ideas and some beautiful lines, but mainly I felt that these stories could use a bit more work. The "jeans" story in particular was really disjointed, it wasn't clear who the characters were - it was really just a few scenes stuck together. But I did like the second story and the one called "The Large Girl".

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