Thursday, 14 June 2018

The first readers: what they thought

 

 

All the Lives We Never Lived

Published on 15th May 2018 in India and 30th May 2015 in the UK

"a writer of great subtlety and intelligence...a beautifully written and compelling story of how families fall apart and of what remains in the aftermath" 

"An extraordinary writer with many gifts"  

"This questioning and subtle book, which ranges through freedom, nationalism and ecology, but is really a meditation on history itself. ... The scope of All the Lives We Never Lived is vast but also personal, both in temporal and geographical terms. It manages to retain a closely observed and restrained tone without omitting all of the outside factors that shape a person" 
"a novel that comes but rarely in our day and age...global in its appeal and yet Indian at its heart, there is never a dull moment ... a once-in-a-lifetime novel"
 Saket Suman,  Business Standard/ IANS
 
"From Sleeping on Jupiter to this book, Roy seems to be bettering her own brilliance. Though the narration is effortless, Roy’s research and imagination in recreating a bygone era shines out. This is an excellent, unputdownable book"  
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Hindu 

 "This novel has Roy’s trademark features that have won her previous books critical acclaim and commercial success: lyrical lucid prose, fully realized characters, a flawed female protagonist, sensuous evocation of a bygone era, a quiet examination of the myriad fissures of India.... from its arresting opening, the narrative sweeps you along" 
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, The Punch

"reinvents the idea and act of freedom during the colonial struggle for independence"
Jessica Xalcxo, ShethePeople 

" [A] wistful tale of wartime collateral damage, both continental and intimate in scale"
Anthony Cummins, Daily Mail

"A love letter to writing and storytelling, set in the landscape of personal memory and public, political history" Sana Goyal, Scroll

"a brilliantly crafted novel ... that piques the reader's interest with every turn of the page" Pooja Salvi, DNA

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