Author : Ananda Devi
Translator : Jeffrey Zuckerman
Publisher : Speaking tiger Books
Genre : Literary Fiction
Source : Publisher
Rating : 5 stars
This review is very very late. In fact I’ve reviewed so many books that I read after this that I cannot believe I forgot to write this review. So, here I am, writing this review using whatever I have left in my memory of this. Do forgive me if this is a rather bare bones sort of review. It’s been a while since I read this.
The Vegetarian is divided into three parts, each from the point of view of one person who is associated with the main character, Yeong Hye. Her Husband, Her brother in law and her long suffering sister. Yeong Hye is a regular Korean wife who sort of works from home. Her husband, who “settled” for her because she was as plain looking as he is, is perfectly pleased with the way they conduct their daily lives. They don’t have children, but that doesn’t matter since their lives are running perfectly smoothly anyway.
A quick post to round up my favourite reads of 2015.
Neil Gaiman narrated this book himself and that made it all the more special. You can read my full review here. I would suggest listening to this on audiobook if you have the option.
Another great audiobook. It’s been a great audiobook year for me. Mainly because I discovered audiobooks this year only.
I fell in love with this book. Well, not the situation the book was in but the writing. Margaret Atwood is a genius and I shall go through her entire bibliography ASAP.
Higashino never disappoints. I was impressed with his others but I would say this is his best work yet. Even thought I have a soft corner for Naoko.
While this isn’t exactly the greatest book this year what made it special was how refreshingly different it was. I was able to connect more because I had just come back from a trip to Vaishnao Devi as well!
6. The Gamer
This wasn’t exactly read in book form (although I believe books are available but only in Korean). I read it on the Line Webtoons app and I really loved how brilliantly fun it was. I joined late and caught myself up in a day and waited impatiently or the next ep to release. I believe season 2 is being released now.
7. Burial Rites
I cannot think of a book I was happier about. This was recommended by a booktuber and I paused the video, hopped onto amazon India and ordered it immediately. I was so sure it would be great and I’m not disappointed at all! The cover is gorgeous as well.
That’s all I have to share here. I know it is a short post but I didn’t really have that many perfectly great reads this year. I read a lot, but not all of them were as fabulous.
Honourable mentions are The Bell Jar, DICE, The Yellow Wallpaper , Anne Of Green Gables (Not the book but the Librevox audiobook read by Karen Savage whom I love as a narrator), A Long Stay In A Distant Land and The Casual Vacancy.
I would love to know what your favourites are.
akhil sharma, anuradha roy, books and strips, dsc 2016 shortlist, family life, hang woman, k r meera, mirza waheed, mybookjacket, Neel Mukherjee, Raj Kamal Jha, she will build him a city, sleeping on jupiter, the book of gold leaves, the lives of others
The list is out. I’ve never paid attention to this prize before but I think it’s about time I started paying more attention to literary nominations.