Other times I just look at somebody and wander what their story is. They are strangers, jammed against each other in a crowded carriage. The teenagers called Innocent, Blessing and Comfort were a bit much though. To learn more about cookies, please see our. Ms Basil please write this book again If you are going to write a book, write one that assumes that the reader can understand long words, develop the characters and finish the book! The twists and turns of this life.
The writing is often clunky, Helen Summer is on a train, going to see her sister Jill with some terrible news. It's such a short story, didn't know what to expect going in, but i wasn't disappointed. As a writer I write westerns for the Black Horse Western imprint using the name Jack Martin. The narrative voice is very poor and it reads like it has been written by a novice in a creative writing class. In autumn 2014, Priya Basil took up the prestigious Writers' Lectureship at the. We do not charge for access to our site.
It's a hot, crowded train. This story is basically a snapshot of a few characters lives who happen to all be on the same train, they are all going through different things and are all written very well. Helen and Kerm have never met before, but they are about to get thrown together in a way they never expected. None of them know what is going on in any of the others' lives, and they may be surprised if they did. If you pay good money for a story, you expect the author's imagination to come up with the ending, instead of you the reader having to think up your own. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. She had a career in advertising before becoming a full time writer.
I felt I'd been given an illuminating glimpse into a part of the world about which I knew nothing, and had been caught up in a powerful story that made me think. It feels a bit sterotypical, maybe next time Basil could step outside the box. And any photographs we use are not for financial gain but to illustrate the particular subject and would come under the banner of fair use. The other initiators are Juli Zeh, , , , Isabel Cole and. I mean, for a quick read its quite interesting. What I loved about the story is the suspense was put on the very last page so then I couldn't put the book down I had to finnish it. She had a career in advertising before becoming a full time writer.
I'm trying to expand my reading tastes as normally I read is chick lit. Though it was short, I was amazed to read just how well the author has captured modern-day life. Yes, I get that she was trying to do - well actually I don't. The charachters are little more than clichés and have very little going for them. A very good, creative quick read. We believe that any copyrights for old movies have expired, and that many of the shows are in the public domain because they were never copyrighted.
Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. Read Strangers on the 16:02 and you'll never feel the same way about your fellow passengers again. This is a terrible book, its only saving grace being that it is short, but even then it is a struggle to read. Sometimes total strangers strike up conversations and you can almost learn their life history if the journey is long enough. What I admired most was Priya Basil's ability to weave her themes together seamlessly, making the brutality of the world reverberate in distressing ways in the crucible of passionate love between men and women, between parents and children and between good friends.
As a story, this is too messy and all over the place. One of these Kerm is a doctor, the other Helen is a woman in her early 20s. The E-mail message field is required. What is going on in their lives? In the chaos, Helen and Ker It's a hot, crowded train. If you like the plot of this story you might also want to check out a very similar plot in a play and later made into film called. However, I disagree with the negative criticisms about the ending.
Well, read this book in an hour or so and I'm still trying to figure out what I thought of it! With the support of the International Literature Festival Berlin, Priya hosted a 24hour-live-online-reading by 80 authors from all over the world. A very good, creative quick read. I mean, for a quick read its quite interesting. Another passenger, Kerm, is on his way back from his grandfather's funeral. The micro- and the macrocosm are bound together by all that happens in between and above all, in-between people. It tells the love story between the Muslim Lina and the secular Kenyan architecture student, Anil.