Sunday 29 March 2015

Book Review : The Amazing Racist

The book “The Amazing Racist “ is the debut novel written by Chhimi Tenduf-La, is a story of an English teacher who is in foreign country Sri Lanka pursuing his career and story revolves around his stay there and why he decides to settle there forever.

Book cover:
The front cover of the book is well designed and attractive which tempts the reader to start off. The wheel chair in front cover makes one think what is all about and who needs it and suspense it maintained till one reads three fourth of the book.

Chimmi Tenduf-La is half English; half Tibetan grew up in Hong Kong, London, and Delhi and finally settled in Colombo, Sri Lanka with his family.

The story starts with Eddie Trusted trying to convince his would be father in law Thilak Rupasinghe in most hilarious manner. Eddie’s love for Maneka is kind of blind as he sees nothing in front of Maneka’s beauty, even Maneka’s shrugging off responsibility attitude.

Story takes an interesting turn when they both are married with lots of persuasion and tradition change for Eddie. The story not only essays chemistry between Eddie and Maneka but also beautiful understanding between Eddie and his father in law Uncle Thilak.

Kiki, daughter of Eddie and Maneka is the key string between Eddie and Uncle Thilak. After Maneka’s continuous visits to different cities made Eddie and Uncle Thilak co-care takers of her; to such an extent that Kiki does not like her mother’s company.

Reader will be over the edge while reading the incident when Eddie decides to travel with Kiki leaving behind Uncle Thilak. The description of scenario and conversation between Caroline, Eddie’s colleague is so intriguing and upon that Kiki’s constant series of questions make Eddie take a decision that was unexpected.

Eddie missing Maneka and Uncle Thilak is described so sensitively that one can easily relate to it and connects with the story very well.

Caroline and Gagan characters make and witness the relationship of Eddie and Maneka go through many bumps.

  • Emotions of father and grandfather are strikingly essayed.
  • Details of continent Sri Lanka are described in hilarious manner and compared to weird things.
  • Author has beautifully understood sentiments of a cancer patient and portrayed them very well.

  • The title Amazing racist is justified in first chapter itself, it could have kept hold for further chapters.
  • Chapter headings could have been written instead of chapter numbers, as headings keep you hooked and under the mystery of the title.

Final word:
The narration is free flowing and the characters are so well framed. Go get grab your copy to read the story of a foreigner falling in love with the beauty of things which he hated once. One will fall in love with Eddie Trusted and his amazing racist Thilak Rupasinghe.

Book Details:
Name: The Amazing Racist
Author: Chhimi Tenduf-La
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 978-93-5009-912-4
Pages: 232
Price:  Rs 399
My Rating: 4/5

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1 comment:

  1. This seems like an interesting book. Loved the review.
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