- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2416 KB
- Print Length: 361 pages
- Publisher: Westland (14 November 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075MDPYS6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 648 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,863 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Hundred Little Flames Kindle Edition
|Length: 361 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Language: English|
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About the Author
Preeti Shenoy is among the highest-selling authors in India and has been featured on the Forbes India long-list of the most influential celebrities. India Today has named her as being unique for being the only woman in the best-selling league. She has given several talks in many educational institutions including the IITs and IIMs.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
It is a very good book and the content reflects the real situation. I wish all students or children living away from grand parents should definitely read this book. It consists of a love story that I have not imagined in my life. Such a pure and heart touching story which is very different from all contemporary love stories, filled with romance and lust. I'm myself studying away from home, felt an urge to visit my grandparents while reading the book --By Tejasree on 27 November 2017
An emotional book. Also depicts the difference of love of yester years with current. A generic read.... wants to integrate present generation of thought with the old one and minimizing generation gap. Every one will love the the character Gopal Shanker and the noble lady Rohini. An emotional touch --By Partha pratim bose on 10 January 2018 --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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I didn’t expect the novel to be so emotional and convincing. It was different in many aspects. Every character was knitted according to the real world people. I could relate Velu character very much to the people in my native place. They will help their people whatever their situation they are in.
The strong and the main character is grandfather Gopal. He is not stubborn but still a rigid man. He is happy and content but still his memories haunts him. He is definetly a man of word, you will know what I mean when you read the end part of the book . The best portion in the novel is the dairy pages. Author didn’t play the part as a flashback scenes. I felt it as if I am reading a person’s diary. It was perfectly said through the words of Gopal and not with the Ayan words.
This book helps us to get to know the old age people mind and thoughts. It’s not the love and caring they want but sometimes we have to leave them with want they want. Gopal is of that sort. Ayan father was a typical day to day life father. Author took a controversial theme but gave a justice to that. Friendship exist forever in a relationship. The length of the book was really long. Could have reduced little short.
Overall “A Hundred Little Flames” will leave you with heavy heart and encourages you to have a long chat with your grandparents and understand them in a better way.
The novel is based in a village named poongavanam (this is the authors creation, as she has mentioned it in the authors note) in kerela. The protagonist of the novel Ayan is sent to this village to stay with his grandfather and is asked to look after him as he has had a fall. When he stays with him he gets to know him better as, no one from his family is willing to stay or meet him. This leads Ayan to get to know about his grandfathers past life very closely. Ayan with the help of his grandfathers dairies discovers many new things about him that he never have imagined and is thrilled to know them. Things of his grandfather from past helps Ayan to compare his life in present. The book also showcases the life then and life now. This is all about the relation between them as he comes close to his grandfather. It is a book which will not disappoint you.
The characters in the book feels alive, as if they are there somewhere. Characters are well placed and the theme of the novel is very clear to the readers. The author has worked on the minute details in the book which can be seen as you read it. She has perfectly crafted the life 50-60 years ago and the life we live today. As you read further you can feel this contrast. The most important thing i loved about the book was the words used in the novels which are in Malayalam are explained at the bottom of the pages where they are used. This helps the reader understand the content in a better way.
I personally enjoyed reading it. I have also read other works form the author so i can say that she is best with whatever she writes. If you love fiction and want something unique to read then this is the book you must be reading.
Best book that i have read in a long time.
Narration is truly gripping that you don't want to put it down till you finish the book.
What an inspiring character Gopal Shanker was!
All the characters are so real that you feel and care for them.
I would say, Preeti Shenoy just transported me to the world of Ayan and Gopal Shanker and it will take some time to come back.
Diary portions are the best part in A Hundred Little Flames.
Gopal Shanker is man of his words. His true deep love for Rohini is not going to end ever.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this and i feel like i should start writing Diary from now on.
Top international reviews
This author was on CNN one day and I really was looking forwards to reading a lovely novel