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The charges are true- which again brings us to the eternal conundrum mitry freedom of speech versus censorship! Almost as if I had just met the people in the story and travelled a part of their journey with them!

Such an engrossing book Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry. To watch the small attempts to rise above these circumstances, to escape to something better is distressing However in real life when everything seems to go mistey at once, it is more usual to go through exactly the sort of despair that Gustad feels without actually encountering total catastrophe. Much against his will to lead a calm life, his way is strewn with bummers that cause jourmey much distress, plaguing his heart with suspicions, hatred, anger, scorn.

There are few things I feel could have bettered the book in places it falls short such as vapid dialogues, script running over characters, and an ending that could have been well shortened. Print Paperback and Hardback.

All over the world free speech is being eroded in universities, ironically from both the left side of the divide and the right. All in all through his charactersRohinton Mistry reminds us or even teaches us a thing or two about friendships, loyalties and relationships and leaves you thinking about and questioning yourself on what really matters at the end of it all! But still it is entertaining, somewhat disturbing, and an excellent look at a world I never knew existed. Read it if like Shelley you also believe that “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.


The Parsis came to India around 7thth century, fleeing religious persecution in Persia now Iran. The book is very casually patriarchial and partly misogynistic; it wouldn’t survive moral scrutiny in the current jourjey of sensitivity readers. This book is suffused in such melancholy that I’m still unable to shake off the feeling. Get Such a Long Journey from Amazon. The agreeable neighborhood and the solidity of the long, black wall were reawakening in him the usual sources of human sorrow: I hoped for better, and was disappointed by the end because it all felt so inconclusive.

The illness brings Gustad into contact with a politically active doctor.

I know, I know … hnnn hnnnn sniff The soul of the book remained with me long after I finished reading it. There is a Miss Havisham-like character too! Sep 27, Paul Bryant rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is clear Gustad is dealing with terrorists. I enjoyed reading through the book, but was very disapointed to find that there was no climax and conclusion. And his characters aa so aliveso large, containing multitudes, as Whitman would say. Brilliantly written, and a truly enriching experience, this book needs to be on everyone’s to-read list.

In India, Hindus predominate, although society is officially secular. Such a Long Journey 3.

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Some object, some smell or some sound bringing forth a hidden memory. Gustad is deeply hurt by Sohrab not using the advantages given to him.

I had previously read Mistrey’s Oprah book, “A Fine Balance” and his collection of short stories, “Swimming Lessons” and this is not as good as either of them.

View all 4 comments. Wait till the Marathas take over, then we rohniton have real Gandoo Raj. I’m despairing of this review’s length but I must add that I didn’t like the novel’s black magic track as it only reinforces India’s exotic image. It’s almost strange the way Mistry embeds Gustad’s childhood into his adult life. Lists with This Book. On the way, they pause at the wall outside Gustad’s business, which a street artist has covered with depictions of the gods and holy people of all the religions of India.


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Sohrab, an artist at heart, rejects the plan. And I would urge particular attention to this verse: Unbound Worlds Exploring rohingon science fiction and fantasy universe. But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of deception. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for Goodreads. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Such a Long Journey. Other conflicts within the novel involve Gustad’s ongoing interactions with his eccentric neighbours and his relationship with his close friend and co-worker, Dinshawji.

A letter that Gustad receives one day from an old friend, Major Bilimoria, slowly draws him into a government deception involving threats, secrecy and large amounts of money.

But just as with A Fine Balance, I wish he did not make the disgusting so aptly disgusting–I could actually smell the lonf and the squalor by just reading the passages describing that! Sohrab and Gustad embrace. Another masterpiece by Mistry, i’m jojrney that I have found another prize author! Set during the Indian war over Bangladesh, Gustad Noble takes us on a journey of fraud, corrupt politics, witchcraft, family feuds, a million religious relics and so much more.

What Rohintoj like most about Mistry is that he’s such a gifted storyteller in a simple, detailed and totally engrossing way, without having to resort to any of the acrobatics or stylistic maneuvers of someone miwtry Rushdie.

But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of deception. Following this incidence the book entered public debate.