If you are one of those who find the book set in India a tad bit jaded and rather disappointing then Boats on Land by Janice Pariat is one book which will change your perception. Well written and having a wonderful story to tell this book keeps you satiated till the very end, surely one of the better books I have come across in the recent times.
Her writing has a sense of tranquility that I am yet to come across. Her words have a strong visual effect which makes you embark upon a journey which leaves you craving for more. Boats on Land by Janice Pariat takes you on a journey to North East India, at a time when India is under the British Raj. A novella of short stories, which contains about fifteen different stories which is wonderfully penned.
Janice Pariat’s writing is like a poetry in motion, you cant stop reading and you stop only to let the emotions wash over you. The words just weave magic with every story leaving you amazed. It is one of those well written books that leave you wishing that it had lasted some more.
What worked for me was the find mix of stories and there is not a particular genres that the book caters to.There is a book that suits you every craving, Also one of the unique things which I liked about the book was that it was written from a third person perspective I think it just gave the book a whole new dimension.
This book is a collectors item, a book you would like to read on a lazy Sunday in bed for the sheer beauty of the way it is written.
My rating is 4/5
This review is for Random House India; however the opinions expressed here are my own.