Book Reviews of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Author: Kiran Desai
ISBN-13: 9780385493703
ISBN-10: 0385493703
Publication Date: 5/18/1999
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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First novel by Kiran Desai - beautiful writing, loose flowing story.
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A very interesting book with an intriguing story and look into Indian life. This was a quick read that was different from what I usually choose but enjoyable all the same.
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Very enjoyable, funny, unusual story of a young man who achieves notoriety by leaving home and moving into a tree in an abandoned guava orchard. If you like Indian authors, you'll like this!
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This is a quick read. A story of eccentric behavior and comic situations. It really lacks substance and the characters and comic situations aren't strong enough. The ending was quite disappointing.
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Really wonderful book by a great author.
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Story lines could be interesting, but none are followed through. Characters could be interesting, but none are developed. Left me scratching my head, but not pining for more.
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This was an entertaining story with a comic theme and descriptive writing, but the ending was so abrupt I thought my book was missing pages at the end (it wasn't).
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**SPOILER ALERT**

A man turns into a guava. The End.

Honestly, this book didn't make any sense. I didn't understand the plot or what point the author was trying to make. I only finished the book in case there was some revelation at the end. There wasn't.
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really wonderful book - enjoyed it more than The Inheritance of Loss