Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
No, I'm just curious about it. I read a bit of South Asian lit, and not much gay lit. The cross-over though captures my attention. I just don't want to spend my precious reading time on something mediocre if its only merit is its uniqueness. I want to know how good it is.
Saraswati Park was OK. This was her first book, so I took that into consideration. It took a while for the novel to find its focus - the first part was a bit meandering. There were moments later in the gay story that I thought were quite genuine, but for a novel of this modest length she was already working with a limited canvas and really couldn't afford to waste any words. There were missed opportunities, I thought. So, I admire her for this early effort, but not a book that I'd re-read right away.