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March Book Club: Such a Long Journey - Rohinton Mistry

It's been banned and burned over the last couple of years. Taken from

Such a Long Journey

Such a Long Journey is set in Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh. The novel tells the story of Dr Gustad Noble, an ordinary man, and the peculiar way in which the conflict impinges on the lives of him and his family. His dreams and aspirations are quite modest, but when circumstances conspire to deny him even these modest expectations, he finds it hard to accept that he cannot make things happen the way he wants them to. As the novel unfolds, he discovers that there are other forces at play, larger than he.

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  • Shanthi

    Thanks for this, Joanna.

    March 22, 2013

  • Joanna J.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Seema A.

    I was looking forward to come tomorrow. Disturbed tube line ruined my whole plan.

    March 18, 2013

  • Mariam

    Great to see everyone after so long and really enjoyed the discussion. Thanks for leading, Vineet! Enjoyed your games. :-)

    March 17, 2013

  • Agnes

    Hi Vineet, I also was on the waiting list and the confirmation of having been moved to the list of attendees came a bit late, and although I tried hard to catch up with the book, I'm only half way through... So, sorry I won't go, but wish you all pleasant time.

    March 17, 2013

  • Vijay

    I'm running late too. Hoping to make it before 14:55

    March 17, 2013

  • Sabba

    Hi, I was really looking forward to my first meetup but I have a leak in my flat! Sorry for the late notice.

    March 17, 2013

  • Ranju

    sorry such late notice, great book but could not get much read :(

    March 17, 2013

  • mani

    sorry not feeling well

    March 17, 2013

  • Vineet

    YMCA doesn't open till 7pm. So suggest people who just want to come for the Social come to the Heights bar at 5:30pm and we can take it from there.

    March 16, 2013

  • Anu

    Ymca works. 6pm?

    March 16, 2013

  • Kiz

    I was on the waiting list and it just emailed me now saying I can come tomorrow! Bit last minute, given the list was so long I made other plans now :(

    March 16, 2013

  • Sonia

    I'd be up for going to the social. Are you planning to go nearby or to our old haunt, the Indian YMCA?

    March 16, 2013

  • Geetha

    Can't make it after all:-(

    March 10, 2013

  • ramesh r

    Have to join.. Can't let my city (Bombay) down!

    March 8, 2013

  • ramesh r

    I will also probably join you guys for the social afterwards

    March 8, 2013

  • Chhuvi

    It would be good to join you guys for the social afterwards - where do you plan to go?

    March 8, 2013

  • Vijay

    I finished reading this a month ago even before I started on the Feluda book for the feb book club.

    About to re-read now!

    February 24, 2013

  • Yasmin R.

    I have now moved back to London and hope that attending meetups will be possible. Look forward to meeting you all at last. Y x

    January 8, 2013

  • Vijay

    Somehow i'm drawn to controvercial literature about Bombay. Looking forward to a good read.

    December 29, 2012

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