lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2013

Aymaran Shadow (Review)

Aymaran Shadow by Hemanth Gorur
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
I must admit that I am always wary of books that have quite a few reviews already posted, especially when the ratings cover the full 1-5 spectrum. Nevertheless, there is a soft spot for my colleagues who write in English as a second language.
This being said, I had to keep in mind that "perhaps the Aymaran people spoke bad Spanish," which allowed me to overlook the author's using an additional language too lightly. Especially my own -- Spanish.
I did find some of the poetry that Indian English tends to bring to my ears -- especially the lack of contractions. Not many readers unfamiliar with this version of English appreciate the end result. 
There was a dialogue which took the form of an internet chat -- I found this amusing and perhaps original, especially in a story that began with the past -- centuries -- and dealt with the present. 
This was an interesting read.
Aymaran Shadow by Hemanth Gorur
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
I must admit that I am always wary of books that have quite a few reviews already posted, especially when the ratings cover the full 1-5 spectrum.  Nevertheless, there is a soft spot for my colleagues who write in English as a second language.
This being said, I had to keep in mind that "perhaps the Aymaran people spoke bad Spanish," which allowed me to look over the author's using an additional language too lightly.  Especially my own -- Spanish.
I did find some of the poetry that Indian English tends to bring to my ears -- especially the lack of contractions.  Not many readers unfamiliar with this version of English appreciate the end result. 
There was a dialogue which took the form of an internet chat -- I found this amusing and perhaps original, especially in a story that began with the past -- centuries -- and dealt with the present. 
This was an interesting read.