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    SUMMARY Î BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK ↠ John Irving A Son of the Circus (EPUB) John Irving ↠ 1 FREE READ This is the 8th book in my John Irving Challenge I only have five books left As I said in my review of the previous book A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving was not the best choice for a year long chronological study of an author's growth and decline His books and characters are far too similar I do not suggest recreati

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    A Son of the Circus (EPUB) SUMMARY Î BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK ↠ John Irving READ A Son of the Circus Returning for a second novel by John Irving I was transported to India where the culture shock was massive and the storytelling proved to be uite non linear All that being said with patience and perseverance I made it through this uniue piece of writing and even feel that I enjoyed it The circus is preparing for its next performance and as always there is something going on that is of interest In India the use of Achondroplastic dwarfs is

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    A Son of the Circus (EPUB) I read this book by accident and discovered how rich a a story can be

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FREE READ ´ A Son of the Circus Ourse In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany Irving's characters transcend nationality They are misfits coming from eve. I read this book by accident and discovered how rich a a story can be The Boyfriend Next Door story can be

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FREE READ ´ A Son of the Circus Rywhere belonging nowhere Set almost entirely in India this is John Irving's most ambitious novel and a major publishing eve. DNF Page 355 Yep I m giving up after investing so much time into this shaggy dog of a novel I wanted to like it really Irving is one of my favorite authors and reading his stuff is always an uniue experience But this thing is ALL over the place it doesn t know what it wants to be or why I can t keep up with the ever expanding cast of characters nor can I find a reason to care about them I don t know where the hell this thing is going and I m only halfway done I just cannot keep goingStill Irving s prose is impeccable in places and I did like a couple of the characters hence my 2 stars Maybe I will finish this one day I buddy read this with my friend Edward We will be tackling A Widow for a Year next The Mark of Athena so much time into this 2002 Index of Economic Freedom shaggy dog of a novel I wanted to like it really Irving is one of my favorite authors and reading his Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier stuff is always an uniue experience But this thing is ALL over the place it doesn t know what it wants to be or why I can t keep up with the ever expanding cast of characters nor can I find a reason to care about them I don t know where the hell this thing is going and I m only halfway done I just cannot keep goingStill Irving Alice in Wonderland s prose is impeccable in places and I did like a couple of the characters hence my 2 The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia stars Maybe I will finish this one day I buddy read this with my friend Edward We will be tackling A Widow for a Year next

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FREE READ ´ A Son of the Circus A Hindi film star an American missionary twins separated at birth a dwarf chauffeur a serial killer all are on a collision c. The son of the circus from the title is Doctor Farokh Daruwalla a somewhat surprising choice as main character that has to carry on his shoulders such a hefty narrative At first glance he is a placid little man of a rather short stature and rotund girth neat and fussy but in general shy and insecure As I followed his interior monologues for page after page I have come to compare him to a still pond that hides great depths beneath the calm surface as a Parsi and a Christian a Bombayite and a Torontonian an orthopedic surgeon and a dwarf blood collector Dr Daruwalla could never have been satisfied by just one club The choice of focus on this confused conflicted personage was intentional on the part of the author who probably has little use for clear cut opinionated inflexible heroes And Dr Daruwalla is a true hero of the ordinary kind I m thinking Ikiru trying to do good even when he is not sure of the right path doing unpaid work in children hospitals researching a cure for genetical dwarfism rescuing street urchins raising other people s abandoned offspring being a good husband and father volunteering to help the terminally ill His insecuritites and his unuenchable curiosity are in fact the motors that constantly push him forward together with a rampant imagination and ingrained sense of justice The doctor was no the incarnation of a god than he was a writer he was like most men principally a dreamer Bored by the routine of a successful professional and family life he seeks to discharge his creative energies through writing specifically Bollywood film scripts His shyness and self deprecation will make him act from the shadows renouncing the limelight for the uiet satisfaction of the secret observer of human folly The results are often than not absolutely hilarious and I would rate A Son of the Circus as one of the best comedies I ve read this year For sure the humor is often bitter and sarcastic aimed eually at the outside world and at his own person Farrokh had conceived Inspector Dhar in the spirit of satire of uality satire Why were there so many easily offended people Why had they reacted to Inspector Dhar so humorlessly Had they no appreciation for comedy Only now when he was almost 60 did it occur to Farrokh that he was his father s son in this respect he d uncovered a natural talent for pissing people off or Except when eating Farrokh embraced procrastination as one greets an unexpected virtue Inspector Dhar is the doctor s most famous creation a tough Bombay policeman moulded as the exact opposite of the creator s personality athletic and uick witted a smooth operator when it comes to the ladies and an acerbic critic of the sins of his peers He is played in the movies by a friend of the doctor John D a younger man whose backstory and present tribulations are linked intimately to the main plotThe main plot is structured similarly to one of the doctor scripts a grotesue murder in the opening chapter a chase after a serial killer targetting prostitutes in the Bombay red lights district a pair of twins separated at birth a wily police inspector and his emotionally unstable wife beggars dwarves overbearing butlers a 20 years old unsolved case and so on The relation between the plot and the movie scripts is also deliberate illustrating the tendency of Dr Daruwalla to retreat into his imaginary world in times of stress where he uses the godlike powers of auhtorship in order to reshape events into a palatable version of reality one that makes sense and where lessons can be learned and happy endings are still a possibility Damn other people s messes Dr Daruwalla was muttering aloud He was a surgeon as such he was an extremely neat and tidy man The sheer sloppiness of human relationships appalled him especially those relationships to which he felt he d brought a special responsibility and care Brother sister brother brother child parent parent child What was the matter with human beings that they made such a shambles out of these basic relationships As a character study the novel succeeds spectacularly in presenting not only the many facets of Dr Daruwalla but of all the numerous players gravitating around his stocky frame The narrative jumps effortlessly to these other points of view only to return to the anchor point of Farokh The actual timeline of the events cover less than two weeks of the doctor s visit to Bombay helping to give the story a sense of unity and simmetry but the pacing is leisurely with lengthy flashbacks within flashbacks going back decades to Farokh s early childhood fascination with the circus his studies and courtship in Austria a first contact with an American film crew in Bombay his medical career in Toronto his periodical returns to India his success as a scriptwriter The wealth of details is often overwhelming Irving is aware of the fact and turns it into a self referencing joke The missionary wasn t a minimalist he favored description but my patience was rewarded when all the trivia turned out to have a role to play in the script after all No one who s still trying to find himself at thirty nine is very reliable exclaims Dr Daruwalla at one point in the story apparently unaware that he himself is still searching for his identity at the age of 60 His search leads him to religion to scientific studies to the already mentioned literary career Most of all his uestions relate to his cultural and spiritual heritage In Toronto Farrokh was an unassimilated Canadian and an Indian who avoided the Indian community In Bombay the doctor was constantly confronted with how little he knew India and how unlike an Indian he thought himself to be At this level the books scans as an overlong study of alienation with Farrokh reiterating a favorite phrase of his father An immigrant remains an immigrant all his life Rejected by extremists in his adopted land viewed with suspicion in India because of his Western mannerisms and sensibilities his plight will find resonance in readers like me who are bilingual and immersed in a foreign culture or two on a daily basis finding few chances to relate and discuss it with my immediate friends and family The theme of alienation is not limited to Farrokh Daruwalla it touches every secondary character in one form or another be they a Jesuit missionary a redneck girl on the run a transexual boygirl with long held grudges an actor with a double life a butler who feels superior to his patrons or a dwarf who can no longer perform in the circus In our hearts there must abide some pity for those people who have always felt themselves to be separate from even their most familiar surroundings those people who either are foreigners or who suffer a singular point of view that makes them feel as if they re foreigners even in their native lands Dr Daruwalla seeks refuge in familiar places his exclusivist and rigidly traditional club his religious epiphany the love for his wife literature As with his scriptwriting the results are hilarious especially the story of his conversion to Catholicism or the discovery of the beneficial effects of purple prose during a second honeymoon Note to self check out James Salter A Sport and a Pastime Other literary references deal with religious identity mostly in the books of Graham Greene uoted repeatedly in the text and in the polemic between the doctor and the missionaryI m not an expert on the work of John Irving beside Cider House Rules but it appears social issues and a general uality of mercy towards his characters are a constant feature of his novels Intransigence homosexuality the exploitation of children poverty drug abuse alcoholism religious fervor are among the hot button issues touched upon in the text The intensity of emotions and the subtlety of the observations make me recommend the book wholeheartedly but my own struggles with the text I spent two months on it instead of the usual 7 10 days stop me short of a full endorsement I experienced a lack of urgency a self indulgent streak for getting lost in minute details and painful moral considerations that illustrate well the personality of Farrokh but stopped me from reading than a few pages at a timeOn another personal note a comparison to my other sprawling Indian saga I ve read this year The Midnight Children is inevitable Salman Rushdie and John Irving have little in common stylistically and the personalities of the main protagonists could not be divergent one a riotous volcanic extrovert subversive and irreverent in language and deed the other a laidback introspective meticulous and detached observer yet I found both accounts true to human nature with their differences important than their similarities in revealing an Indian culture too big and too wild to fit into a rigid frameworkI would like to close with some praises for the author s use of metaphor and catchphrases oneliners reiterated like a song refrain many dealing with the circus world even if the actual story only 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  • A Son of the Circus
  • John Irving
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  • 23 December 2020
  • 9780345915627