Dy's Take

August 28, 2006

The Red Carpet by Lavanya Sankaran

Filed under: LitFic,Short Stories — Dy @ 11:32

I wanted to like this, I really did.

It had a few pearl moments, times where I got what I went into it looking for, a solid look at another culture’s perspective. Since my spouse is in IT I found it intriguing to see America’s outsourcing from the perspective of the providers, but that was about it.

MOST of it was dreadfully dull. I guess I’m not a literary fiction fan – I want action, conflict, resolution, Excitement. Some stories had a little of one or the other of these elements, but not enough. The conflicts were never satisfactorily resolved, and some stories seemed to have no point at all.

The best part of this was the description. I felt ~Bangalore~. I tasted things I’ve never tried, saw the sarees in my mind. For that, alone, I slogged all the way to the end.



  1. Try Vikas Swarup’s Q&A. It has action, conflict, resolution, and excitement. Plenty of it. You will love it.

    Comment by Arijit — January 28, 2007 @ 08:51 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check it out.

    Comment by Dy — January 28, 2007 @ 12:43 | Reply

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