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THE ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE By Anita Desai February 6, 2012

Posted by lycan librarian in book reviews, Books and reading.


THE ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE is a tiny collection of two short stories and a novella. The first story was this reader’s favorite, although the ending broke my heart. It sang of the apathy and pompousness of those who do their jobs at only a surface level. The second was an interesting story about writing aspirations and the third, although my least favorite, still contained  interesting characters and a setting that will remain in the mind. The first half was wonderful, but the second changed tone and did not resonate as fully with me as the other tales had. But all in all, this is a book worth reading since Desai, an Indian author, is a wonderful writer who can enliven and animate with her words. And reading it won’t take you much time.



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