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En Aakash is arrested for murder the two of them are suddenly swept up in a politically sensitive investigation that exposes the true corruption at the heart of this new and ruthless society In a voice that is both cruel and tender The Temple goers brings to life the dazzling story of a city uietly burning with rage. Am confused I liked the fluid writing in parts the sexual confusion of the writer was also well put and the pages kept me glued with aatish and aakash but the other characters were too stereotypical and under developed As a reader something seemed missing and that s where the book fails I want to read and of Tasseer though

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The temple goers

A young man returns home to Delhi after several years abroad and resumes his place among the city's cosmopolitan elite a world of fashion designers media moguls and the idle rich But everything around him has changed new roads new restaurants new money new crime everything that is except for the people who are the s. Extremely disappointed What new voice are we talking about The language is self conscious the plot and sensibility borrowed Apart from two rivetting moments this one is a prtentious loser

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Ame only maybe slightly worse Then he meets Aakash a charismatic and unpredictable young man on the make who introduces him to the sualid underside of this sprawling city Together they get drunk and work out visit temples and a prostitute and our narrator finds himself disturbingly attracted to Aakash's world But wh. It s like The Temple Goers is the uestion Taseer contemplates and answers in The Way Things Were I definitely see the growth between the two and having read the recent release first I was oddly proud of him to see where he d grown from His references the way he contextualizes things by attaching them to milestones in our recent history It s like an all nighter with an old friend In fact it IS an all nighter because I get so immersed in his books with a peer because I think Open magazine is right He is indeed the definitive voice of his generation atleast for our his class of people I d be a bit worried to know this man But to read him is delightful in a confessional validating kind of way Excellent book about all the things the other reviewers have described


10 thoughts on “The temple goers

  1. says:

    Extremely disappointed What new voice are we talking about? The language is self conscious the plot and sensibility borrowed Apart from two rivetting moments this one is a prtentious loser

  2. says:

    This is basically a default 3 because I felt many of this book's subleties and observations were inaccessible to me and not

  3. says:

    I wish I liked this book I desperately wanted to like it After all I'd read Aatish Taseer's Stranger to History A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands and liked it uite a bit So when I came across this by chance I picked it up It'd had rave reviews in The Independent 'the sharpest and best written fictions about the country'; it had VS Naipaul's endorsement 'a young writer to watch'; it was shortlisted for the Costa award this must be the

  4. says:

    Absolutely senseless book The author is extremely confused and than a fictional story the books seems like a day in the boring life of the author It disjointedly moves from a writer's dilemma to random moral uestions about religion added to this confusion is homosexuality You never realize whether the author wants to talk

  5. says:

    It's like The Temple Goers is the uestion Taseer contemplates and answers in The Way Things Were I definitely see the growth between the two and having read the recent release first I was oddly proud of him to see where he'd grown from His references the way he contextualizes things by attaching them to milestones in our recent history It's like an all nighter with an old friend In fact it IS an all nighter because I get

  6. says:

    After reading the prologue I was not really convinced by the book and thought that it might not be very interesting to read But I changed my mind after starting the first chapter Aatish Taseer brings us with him i

  7. says:

    Taseer tries to gauge the pulse of what he thinks of as the 'real' India the India of the autowallahs polished over with effort in his upper cla

  8. says:

    Loved the clear realistic writing Can identify with much of what taseer feels when confronted with some of the contradictions of India The blurb made this sound like a murder mystery which is why I wasn't very pleased when my wife picked it up for me knowing my fondness for indian writing The book turns out to be much deeper than that and the murder is just incidental to a larger story of caste and class differences i

  9. says:

    Am confused I liked the fluid writing in parts the sexual confusion of the writer was also well put and the pages kept me glued with aatish and aakash but the other characters were too stereotypical and under developed As a reader something seemed missing and that's where the book fails I want to read and of Tasseer though

  10. says:

    Totally disappointed with this debut fiction novel by Aatish Taseer A budding writer gets 'involved' with the personal life of his gym trainer resulting in him losing his own girlfriend's trust The involvement includes sex liuor parties and finally a murder too Boring stuff