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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amitav Ghosh Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Amitav Ghosh's extraordinary first novel makes a claim on literary turf held by Gabriel García Márquez and Salman Rushdie. In a vivid and magical story, The Circle of Reason traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali village who is falsely accused of terrorism. Alu flees his home, traveling through Bombay to the Persian Gulf to North Africa with a bird-watching policeman in pursuit.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Clark | 2/19/2014

    " I took a class with Amitav, but I had never read any of his work up to this point. The novel was both surprising and unsurprising. There were things that I expected from him based on his teaching style and the books that he chose for us to read and some of those expectations were met. His attention to detail was immaculate, though occasionally distracting. On the other hand, my favorite part of the book was a section that recounted the dealings of small character in a short story format. It fit perfectly into the context of the novel and served as a microcosm of the rest of the work. Unfortunately, it never seemed like the story had much focus. Even now I'm not entirely sure where it went. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim Johnson | 2/13/2014

    " Description of a boarder town hosting refugees (where story is set)--how very, very apt..."The vocation of the melancholy is not anger but mourning. When in need they charge by the hour and sell a bitter sort of consolation." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Martha | 2/5/2014

    " I think one star is too much for this book. I did not find the point. All the characters are mentally ill, even though the author tries to pass them as normal. I was hoping to at least learn something from the setting and situations. But the characters are so outrageously crazy that I cannot trust any of the situations or the background setting. Don't waste your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edith | 1/5/2014

    " Disconnected, baroque, interesting plot structure but less than engaging characters. Liked less than his opium/China coast books. "

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