21 September 2009

I have just finished the wonderful, luxuriant book Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra. Even its imperfections seem charming.

This, at least for now, is my favorite paragraph:

Today the television cameras came, and also the death threats. We have been warned by several organizations that the story-telling must stop. The groups on the very far right--of several religions--object to the 'careless use of religious symbology, and the ceaseless insults to the sensitivities of the devout.' The far-left partes object to the 'sensationalization and falsification of history, and the pernicious Western influences on our young.' Everyone objects to the sex, except the audience.

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