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Utsob Roy

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The sea (2006, Vintage Books) 5 stars

Review of 'The sea' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Every book doesn't impress on the same place although we take it for granted that they impress upon our feelings. The impression of a book on me is often physical. Some books make my brain fuzzy, some are like deep wounds in my groin, and some are like empty little pockets in my chest. The Sea took my body and broke every bone of it, pulled every muscle.

Since it is a novel, the first question you may ask is, "What is the story?" Well, it doesn't matter. Stories happen all the time and every story is as old as time. Who, and most importantly, how the story is being told is what modern literature is concerned about. When Max, the story-teller here, a self-made man, often vain, mostly sensitive, an intellectual born and brought up in the lower segments of the society tells his story candidly, yet always trying …

The Republic (2003, Penguin Books) 4 stars

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. …

Review of 'The Republic' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Well... Very enlightening. একটা বিষয়ে আমি নিশ্চিত, প্লেটোর রিপাবলিকে আমাকে ধরে-বেঁধেও কেউ রাখতে পারবে না। He got no chill.