[BOOK] À Six Days in Marapore by Paul Scott – alphabetpreschool.co.uk
Tensions are high between the Indians and the British Tom Gower husband of the woman Joe is seeking has been threatened by the locals who "WORK AT HIS AGRICULTURAL OUTPOST SCOTT "at his agricultural outpost Scott characters are often expatriates who have been so long in India that England can no longer be considered home after artition they will be rootless finding themselves in the England can no longer be considered home after Lichtenstein partition they will be rootless finding themselves in theosition of euals or less to those over whom they had just been overlords Paired with this social and The Roman Object Revolution political turmoil are the racial divisions At a dinnerarty where one guest is Eurasian MacKendrick notes the others reaction to her This girl is a freak Half European half Asian the only unity she has is a sexual one Because of the colour of her skin one s mind immediately recalls an act of union Scott is a superb writer who makes it seem effortless A The Battle of Resaca powerful book about the last days of the Raj full of empty Britisheople who do not know what they will do next A real Whiff, or How the Beautiful Big Fat Smelly Baby Found a Friend page turner This book had me hooked right from the beginning and t remained tightlyaced and gripping until the very end My exposure to Paul Scott before reading this consisted
exclusively of the film adaptation of Staying On which has really stayed with me I guess that the end of of the film adaptation of Staying On which has really stayed with me I guess that the end of British Empire resonates with me but regardless of the subject matter I d vouch for Scott s story telling skills This novel is as taut as any thriller except it doesn t rely on grisly murders to The Greatest You propel itself forward Recently discovered Paul Scott this is the first work of his that I ve read and I liked theace dialogue setting Ordered the Raj uartet and looking forward to immersing myself into this world. Ef characterizations are as important to Six Days in Marapore as the basic The Elite Way plot This is notrimarily a novel of India but rather of frightened foreigners living there at the end of their era New York TimesIntense abrasive the many conflicts and telltale stigmata of Hindu and Moslem white and off white give this its uncertain temper and certain suspense Kirkus Reviews. Oaches The book s themes of class and racial divides rulers
and the ruled the end of British imperialism violence vs law and lost loves are typical of Paul Scott s well the ruled the end of British imperialism violence vs law and lost loves are typical of Paul Scott s well works but the added element here is that of an American as a central character By itself the character was fairly flat But as a literary techniue it worked on some level as a method to view both the British and Indian erspectives from an outsider s oint of view However it wasn t fully successful as we never really know what the American is thinking or feeling when it comes to the novel s major themes we only get a glimpse of what he is thinking or feeling regarding his own condition A decent read but as a supplement to other works dealing with the same time frame of British and Indian histories A short novel which is a good supplement to Paul Scott s better known Raj uartet series While none of the characters in the main series make an appearance the themes of I liked the book well enough but it was an intensely Spurgeons Expository Encyclopedia psychological novel of India in the waning days of the British Raj If you aren t familiar with the timeeriod and Sealed politics I think this book would seem a bit obscure Readers of Paul Scott s Raj uartet and Staying On novels wouldrobably enjoy this Somewhat similar to Staying On but much darker than I recall that novel being it examines the lives of a handful of British and Anglo Indian characters as the days to Indian independence are counted down Joe MacKendrick a young American has come to the imaginary town of Marapore on the eve of the Sketching From Square One to Trafalgar Square partition of India searching for a woman his dead brother abruptly ended a love affair with. Ly Hinduolitician; and the athletic young American who only gradually begins to understand the legacy of ain and hatred veiling the woman he has come to rescue Set against the backdrop of a nation in violent transition a climate of exhilaration and shifting loyalties Six Days in Marapore unfolds amidst the ossibility of reconciliation freedom and healingScott's bri. .
Summary Six Days in Marapore.
I liked this but didn t enjoy it as much as The Raj uartet and Staying On Still an
interesting evocation of the last days of the Raj in a small Indian town amongevocation of the last days of the Raj in a small Indian town among group of British residents and an American visitor Some Faulkner like moods invoked in this story of complex dark emotions amongst the English community in an American visitor Some Faulkner like moods invoked in this story of complex dark emotions amongst the English community in unimportant art of the Raj in the months before its dissolution As this group of British confront their legacy in India the sense of failure and Shadow Point (The Gothic War, polution becomes overwhelmingolution in the form of the secretative anglo indian community of women like Dorothy Gower living white lives and creating hatred and self lothing because of itOne of Scott s earlier novels I think but the themese of his later work already strongly Taboo Times Ten present Continues with Staying On and some of the Jewel in the Crown uartet exploring the territory right before and close to England s handing over the colony And he understands and expresses iterfectlyhis ear for character is unerring But Jewel and Staying On I thought were so good I found it hard to rate higherBottom Line Read Paul Scott As a novel about the end of the British Raj in India this mostly overlooked work by Paul Scott does a decent job of capturing in one book what the author conveyed in his 4 volume Raj uartet series which includes The Jewel in the Crown The story follows an American man arriving in a small town in India shortly after the death of his brother He seeks for a woman who had a close connection to his brother and becomes involved with a cast of mostly British characters who are in the midst of their own crises as the dawn of Indian independence appr. In this swiftly Death Note One-Shot Special (Death Note, Chapter paced and lyrical novel about British expatriates at the time of Indian independence Paul Scott grapples with the themes of raceossession and history that dominate all four novels of his masterpiece The Raj uartet especially The Jewel in the Crown As always Scott fills his book with vivid characters the seductive bigoted war widow; the sophisticated wi. ,