A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy

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A Suitable Boy is a historical fiction novel written by Vikram Seth which centers on the lives of four middle-class families in India set during the 1950s. This gives a view on the complex and multi-ethnic society of the country. 

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What the community says about A Suitable Boy

  • Andrea Morgan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This was an incredibly long book but was worth time to complete it. The book was intriguing and never at one point did I want to put it down or became frustrated with the fact that it was so long so don't be put off by that."
  • Vihaan Nair
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This was an interesting novel. The two main characters kept me drawn in to the story."
  • Dennis Franklin
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "First book I've read regarding south asia. Follow middle class families in India on their journey through life. Fascinating!"
  • Katherine Meyer
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A great book that tells the stories and cultures of a family in India during the 1950's. Complex personalities and intriguing plot lines about relationship dynamics make a great book."
  • Jose Larson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book should probably be nominated as a must read as it really delves into the complex society and culture of India. The story itself revolves around an Indian boy in the 1950s though it addresses many complex issues that most people on the Western hemisphere aren't all that familiar with. I thought it was a very interesting book to read and it definitely kept my attention. I'm normally not used to reading autobiographical books though this one is unique in that it paints a different perspective and culture. "
  • Nancy Bowman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A Suitable Boy is one of the best books that are over a 1000 pages"
  • Bruce Johnston
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A Suitable Boy is a book that is set in India that i recommend. It will make you see things from someone else's perspective."
  • Ralph Walker
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A Suitable Boy is a great read for someone who enjoys a long book. I learned so much about the history and culture of India. Full of vignettes, tragedy and comedy. Loved every minute of it. Well-researched cultural background of 1950's India and well-balanced story lines with interesting characters. In many ways the novel is masterful."
  • Kevin Diaz
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Very long detailed stories that suck you in so you never actually put the book down."
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