Everyone seemed very disappointed by the fact that my last video book review didn’t have a cat in it, so I forced Pearl into this one: you’re welcome! Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of the novel I review in this video, although I can see why this book would appeal to lots of other people (including FictionFan, whose bookish opinions you should definitely trust) so keep in mind I hate sports, which is probably the main reason Selection Day by Aravind Adiga wasn’t for me. Seriously, this book won a bunch of awards and stuff, so it literally may be JUST ME who didn’t like it. I’m also disappointed by the amount of times I say ‘um’ in this video, I’m working on it! Thanks for watching anyway.
I do love your beautiful cat. So photogenic!
thank you very much! Pearl needs to learn not to be so camera shy 🙂
The relationship between the boys and their father does sound interesting, and I think is pretty common in ‘sporting’ families. I probably won’t read it for some of the same reasons as you, and because I have other books I’d rather put ahead of it. Your review gives a good sense of what the book is like!
Well I’m glad to be of help 😃
Although I did enjoy the book more than you did, I would say that some of what you’ve said was a barrier for you was a lesser one for me, but between really liking and really loving; there are a lot of elements here that I think I would have loved, if I hadn’t already been climbing over the cricket thing to get to the “good stuff”. (If you’re curious: http://www.buriedinprint.com/?p=17029)
PS Clearly the humans who forced Pearl into this spotlight will not be receiving Meowy Cat-mas cards from her this year.
Haha so true
I know nothing about cricket, but I love watching live sports (with the exception of football and golf–and NASCAR, which I don’t personally count as a sport). I want to read the memoir by the world’s biggest goal scorer in soccer, Abby Wambach.
you are a better woman than I! haha
I’m sorry it didn’t really work for you, but can quite see that the whole cricket thing could be a problem. It’s pretty much impossible to be British and not understand at least the basics of cricket, so I had a definite advantage there. Plus I read a fair amount of Indian literature which probably helped too. Never mind – onwards and upwards! (You might like his Last Man in Tower, though – no cricket, and a more you-ish kind of story, I suspect… )
ohhh thank you for the advice! Yes, I liked his writing in general, so there’s that…