At Conversational Reading, a rather interesting blog on World Literature, a second book read is happening. Their last book read was Javier Marias’ famous trilogy’Your Face Tomorrow’ – and it was this book read that prompted me to pick up the book myself.
The current read is an interesting book by an American Author Helen Dewitt, called The Last Samurai. The book is about a single mother, bringing up a child prodigy. Her methods of bringing him up are unique – to provide male role models for the fatherless child, she uses Akiro Kurosawa’s Seven Samaurais. For keeping him occupied she asks him to mark words from different languages.
In the first few pages that I have read so far, it looks like a very interesting read – tied with anecdotes and references, which is lately becoming a popular trend in the books I have been reading.
It is a book a little hard to lay hands on in the Indian book-store, but since Conversational Reading gave enough notice, I ordered a copy from Flipkart.