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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Un garçon convenable (French Edition)

Un garçon convenable - Vikram Seth This was a fantastic read. Not an easy read but a fantastic one just the same. Huge book, over 1000 pages long with political history, social commentary and most of all a family saga that keeps you going "What happens next?" Darn, this next part is about Savita or Haresh or Lata or Maan, of course never the one you want to keep reading about. : )I loved it. The whole feel of watching families live and go through a period of tumults in this very young democratic India. Religious conflicts, social conflicts you get everything. Four families, their destinies entwined through marriages, love, betrayals, friendship, politics even violence.I especially liked Maan's story. At first I didn't like him at all but he grows on you and grows up himself. His journey was the one that I liked best. I've read somewhere, can't remember where, that there is so much more we (the reader) want to know about their characters we followed for 18 months, from one marriage to another. Spoilers below.....And I do want to know more, I want to know if Pram and Savita have another baby, does she becomes a lawyer? What about Firoz and Maan do they repair their "friendship"? Does Maan's father go back to politics or does Maan become one himself? Does Varun finally find happiness with an older woman? As a lj-friend said : we need fanfic.