Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Inscrutable Amercans by Anurag Mathur

"The Inscrutable Americans" is a nice and humorous novel. Its a story about an Indian brahmin named Gopal, who lives in a small Indian town and goes to America for the first time, for a year, to persue a doploma in chemical enginnering. His journey from India to America, his time spent there and the return journey have been very well captured in words by the author. The disasterous English that Gopal uses, the funny, hilarous instances that he had all the time are very well narrated. The letters written back by him to his younger brother are humorous, funny and entertaaining. His resolve to eat only vegetarian food, not drink alcohol, not go near girls and yet somewhere deep in the mind - a feeling to break all these resolves, lands him in very awcard and funny places and situations. The way the American speak English languge or rather speak American(language) and the way, Gopal ends up misunderstanding everything is also worth reading. Once you start reading, you can't stop unless you reach the end and most of the time you'll be laughing and smiling while reading it.

In all a very good humorous book. Highly Reccommended.
Rating - 4/5

Please note that its not a new novel - the story is about the time of Rajiv Gandhi, nevertheless good read.

12 Comments:

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous deepakjeswal said...

Yep hv read this one!

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Silky Moon said...

Sounds quite interesting :). Now it is in my a must read list. Hope I will read it soon :).

Hey have you come to know about the book what you were trying to figure out few months back?

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger The Bhandari's said...

I'll also put in my must do list :P
thks

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

@DJ
Good

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

@SM
Yes, read it as soon as you can :-)
Regarding that earlier book...both good news & bad news is there.. Good news is that...I was able to find the author name ..its "Phantom of the Opera" by "Susan Kay". bad thing is, I am still not able to get a copy of it.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

@Preeti
To do ki list...infinite length ke liey extend na ho jaey kahi :-)

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger anks said...

yep, it is an entertaining book!

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Mehak said...

read this book last year..find it okish

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Pinks said...

seems like a good read...

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

@anks
Yes, I liked it

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

@mehak
Hmmm depends upon individual tastes I think

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

@pinks
Yes read it - you'll surely like it

 

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