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The SitarIsabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra post colonial one Nor is a book about being gay and indeed the human experience essentialism many novels with this subject espouse The Sitar rather made me as a reader feel as alienated from the characters and culture as they were from each other Or maybe that was theointRating 710 don t read it hoping for East is EastReviewed by Vikki Heaven Escapology Reviews A hard to follow confusing stream of consciousness kind of book More a chunk of life than a story with a beginning middle and end which made it fairly unsatisfying Brilliant but not for the faint hearted A Out of the Box poignant beautifully written look at race culture sexualityoverty social marginalisation and love Full review here Egh There s a good book somewhere in the midst of this but it s lost in bad actually absent The First Secret of Edwin Hoff proof reading overly long overwroughtassages about nothing conflicting ideas on the heels of what came before characters making decisionsabout faces based on NOTHING and just general badnessNot that there s NOTHING good about the book It follows a group of British Muslims navigating life and love in London My favourite arts were honestly just the descriptions of life as art of the diaspora that was when characters felt like they actually had voices and you could see just how much of this was ersonal for the author It made me want to learn about lassi lesbians and culture But I didn t get that I got whatever this book wasview spoiler Ruby s internalised racism was ugly and awful and ainful to read and I hoped that she would change her views but the way in which it happened was such a cop out Really Jaya happens to glance her way and that s it The clouds País íntim part and everything is clear and she realises she was wrong Please There s aassage soon after along the lines of actually it s VERY Under Lock and Key possible to change your ways in a split second and it read like the author trying to make excuses for her bad writing Also Ruby musing that Paulrobably isn t as racist as he seems because he deigned to touch a brown girl Uhhhh I think you re giving racists too much credit They can fuck us and still hate us Jaya s story line felt like it was going somewhere but then it just didn t Yeah she touched the lives of *everyone in the book she miraculously made Ruby not racist she unwittingly stopped Asif s bombing Kulsama s in love *in the book she miraculously made Ruby not racist she unwittingly stopped Asif s bombing Kulsama s in love her but I have no idea who this character even is Her breaking up with 11 the whole marriage thing IDK maybe it would have seemed less like left field forced drama if Jaya had actually been reoccupied with duty and family during the book But she wasn t or it wasn t communicated well enough Her story was so. Smelly back alleys of London's gay Soho to seek out other Gaysians Through the jungle of Bollywood drag ueens unreuited clumsy love and stark choices between the uran or The Pink Paper the group of gi. .
Unsatisfying And maybe that was the Something Wicked point but it was badly written to boot There s so much fat hate in this book Jesus Christ Kulsama s story was the biggest disappointment because it was the one I expected to go somewhere After her mid book revelation after *takingart in the riot after that conversation where she called Jaya on her bullshit nothing happens Except *part in the riot after that conversation where she called Jaya on her bullshit nothing happens Except does happen Which bowled me over in the worst way I could have sworn that she was going to turn into a revolutionary gay anarchist Not thisI m sorry dead lesbians and unhappy lesbians are old layed out and boring No thanksRIP to the good book that this could have been I guess But wow was it bad hide spoiler I really wanted to like this book as it was the I really wanted to like this book as it was the and only of it s kind that I ve managed to find and read It s a little overly dramatic with the author seemingly trying to fit in everything the gay Asian scene in the UK racism and issues with Islamic extremism I could have forgiven that had the story been held together by the writing But it wasn t and I really just feel the author needs a good editor Side note descriptions of the UK immigrant life in the UK were good but descriptions of Bangladesh could do with a little accuracy At the beginning of the book I found the story slightly difficult to follow However I stuck with it and was very glad I did This book was in no way an easy read laugh a minute East is East it is not it introduces the reader to some very difficult issues that the gaysain community have face And yet I was not able to ut the book down Rebecca Idris descriptive narrative was a joy in itself she has uite a turn of Freud and His Followers phrase I come away from the book withlenty to think about but I am glad that I read it Original story but the writing style made it Pjesme painful to read The author refuses to use just one word when she can use 20 instead and it came across as a littleretentious It could have been a great book as it has an original story and fresh erspectives but the style of writing and failure to tie things up neatly at the end let it down in fact the end felt like the author was rushing to finish the book instead of dealing with each characters story and roviding roper closure That s it REALLY I m so disappointed with this novel Bad writing style too many metaphors confusing and sometimes contradicting ideals a really annoying rotagonist who s impossible to empathize with the worst ending I could ever imagine and the general feeling that I ve just wasted hours of my life reading this crapI was expecting to learn about the lassi lesbian culture and ideals but it was just a confusing mumbo jumbo of homosexuals and tradition roblems Sorry but this was a flop. Rls take a snap shot of modern urban Britain amidst riots religious tensions and social discontent before ending up somehow in the heat of sweaty uncomfortably straight but shamelessly camp Bangladesh.