Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Brajesh's Review : Goat Days

How can anyone tell a true story of great suffering, pain, torture & loneliness with such tenderness, care, equanimity & love?

It's a miraculous attempt by Benyamin. Originally written in Malayalam, this translation has done great justice to the story. I can only imagine how beautiful the original work must have been. Anyone who has traveled to Saudi Arabia or has basic knowledge of Kerala exodus to KSA would relate to this hugely. Even if one is totally ignorant of these phenomenon, they will still fall in love with Najeeb (the protagonist) by the time they are half-way through. For me this is one of the books of 2013.

Rating : 4.5 / 5

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