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Family Matters
Family Matters
Author: Rohinton Mistry
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ISBN-13: 9780375703423
ISBN-10: 037570342X
Publication Date: 11/18/2003
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Family Matters was just as good as A Fine Balance. Mistry is so good at depicting day to day life of Indian culture. I couldn't put this book down because my interest was peaked all through the book. I felt the family problems like they were happening to my own family and wanted more confrontation between the characters so that it would better their lives. But Mistry had a plan for the characters from the begining. I loved every detail.
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I was hooked on this novel from the very first page, and read over 100 pages the first sitting. Very well written, very true-to-life.
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I love this author, good read!
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one of my favorite books.I couldnt put it down!
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Wonderful read!
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Excellent foreign literature that is timeless in its approach. Nariman, 79, has broken an ankle and now much depend on his children to help him. His stepchildren, although have the room, find the request beyone their means. Finally Nariman's daughter and family take care of him. Though difficult, they discover the joys and sorrows of family.
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Robert Arthur Kewdingham, an out-of-work husband who "collects" things from bits of Roman artifacts to plain rubbish is a hypochondriac and believes himself to be a high priest of the lost Atlantis is pushing his wife to the limit of her endurance. Her husband's relatives are just as nasty to her as Robert is. Unable to cope any longer, Robert's wife decides to poison him and the local doctor himself is experimenting with a drug of his own devising on Robert that should kill him. Yet, Robert does not die as each the doctor and the wife increase their dosages. A very intriguing mystery with a host of suspects.
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a sweeping intimate novel set in bombay, india..very rewarding read
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Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

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Wonderful look into another culture's "family matters." Just loved it.
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Very thought provoking book.
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I really felt this story. The theme of family responsibility and how to share it is a theme shared throughout many cultures. The characters were intriguing and there were enough twists to keep it interesting.
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" Worthy of the nineteenth century masters." Time
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This book on cassette was originally $45. It is unabridged, Dolby System, Digitally Mastered.
Performed by Martin Jarvis
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It looks like most of the reviews on here are for another book of the same title by a different author.

To be clear, I was looking for review of the British mystery by Anthony Rolls NOT the book by Rohinton Mistry. It looks like both books are combined somehow. I am on the Anthony Rolls paperback page. When I click on hardcover and audio it takes me to the Mistry book.

I hope this can be resolved as it's quite confusing as to which book is which if you don't know.
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Mistry has mastered the art of describing human interactions so that every reader can identify with them. The father in this novel is a totally sympathetic character who is faced with the selfishness of a step-daughter, the weakness of a step-son and the generosity of a daughter who is challenged by trying to provide for her nuclear family at the same time she ministers to her father. This book is unlike the masterpiece A Fine Balance in that it doesn't directly address political situations that contribute to the difficulty of already-stressful lives. The reader is left to draw that assumption from such occurences as the attempt to migrate to Canada. Mistry is a highly proficient writer with an undeniable penchant for drawing his readers into the lives, hearts and motivations of his characters. Once again, Mr. Mistry, bravo.