Two Lives by Vikram Seth

December 22, 2006 1:01am CST
Has anybody read this book, any reviews?
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• India
28 Dec 06
no.How is it ?
28 Dec 06
I haven't, I want to but I was hoping to get some reviews here. I guess not many readers on mylot.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
4 Jan 08
I'm loving it. I love all of Seth's books and this is the latest one I've managed to get my hands on. The story of his granduncle who studied in Berlin in the 1930s and married his German grandaunt is gripping because they lived though such turbulent history. Especially haunting were the letters of his grandaunt who was a Jew and escaped to England in the 1940s and lost her family to extermination. Also on a personal level, the book tells of much of the author's life and how he lived with them after being sent to England from India after he was 16. Apart from being an interesting story on immigrant life and the crossing of cultures, it is also touching in its depiction of the closeness of relationships between the author and his relatives. Did you enjoy this as much as I do?