- Title: Animal's People
- Author: Indra Sinha
- ISBN: 9780743259200
- Page: 346
- Format: Paperback
Profane, piercingly honest, and scathingly funny, Animal s People is the stunning tale of an unforgettable character Animal, a young man whose back was twisted beyond repair in an industrial accident It is a dark world, shot through with flashes of joy and lunacy I used to be human once So I m told I don t remember it myself, but people who knew me when I was small saProfane, piercingly honest, and scathingly funny, Animal s People is the stunning tale of an unforgettable character Animal, a young man whose back was twisted beyond repair in an industrial accident It is a dark world, shot through with flashes of joy and lunacy I used to be human once So I m told I don t remember it myself, but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet, just like a human being Ever since he can remember, Animal has gone on all fours, his back twisted beyond repair by the catastrophic events of that night when a burning fog of poison smoke from the local factory blazed out over the town of Khaufpur, and the Apocalypse visited his slums Now just turned seventeen and well schooled in street work, he lives by his wits, spending his days jamisponding spying on town officials and looking after the elderly nun who raised him, Ma Franci His nights are spent fantasizing about Nisha, the girlfriend of the local resistance leader, and wondering what it must be like to get laid When Elli Barber, a young American doctor, arrives in Khaufpur to open a free clinic for the still suffering townsfolk only to find herself struggling to convince them that she isn t there to do the dirty work of the Kampani Animal gets caught up in a web of intrigues, scams, and plots with the unabashed aim of turning events to his own advantage Profane, piercingly honest, and scathingly funny, Animal s People illuminates a dark world shot through with flashes of joy and lunacy A stunning tale of an unforgettable character, it is an unflinching look at what it means to be human the wounds that never heal and a spirit that will not be quenched.
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Onvan : Animal's People - Nevisande : Indra Sinha - ISBN : 743259203 - ISBN13 : 9780743259200 - Dar 374 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2007
Don't worry if you begin this book and want to put it away. If you do, you will be quite justified since the topic of the Bhopal disaster in Khaufpur in 1984 is incredibly horrifying. You meet the main character (whose spine is so twisted as a result of the "Kampani" that he must go around on all fours) and you are immediately unsure that you want to take the Inferno-like trek through his hometown, where so much devastation and woe is omnipresent. If you decide to put it away, oh well, too bad. [...]
Animal is a teenage boy who, as a consequence of the bhopal disaster of 1984, which is here thinly fictionalized maybe for legal reasons, is bent at the bottom of his spine and thus forced to walk on all fours. on the day of the disaster his parents dropped baby Animal in front of a convent of french nuns, almost certainly before going to their death, and it is one of these nuns, Ma Franci, who raised him. Animal developed his deformity when he was no longer a baby, so his early years were norma [...]
You know the button for five stars, labelled 'amazing". This is probably one of the few books that deserves it. The blurb doesn't say the half of it; the Union Carbide (now Dow Chemical, may God piss in their soup) debacle left hundreds of thousands maimed and killedd far more born deformedwithout restitution, since the victims (being unable to work) can't afford the quality of lawyers that are available to American multinational corporate ogres.The hero of this story is one such: a rascally, sp [...]
“Alla fine l’unico modo per affrontare una tragedia è riderci sopra”Nell’accingermi alla lettura di questo libro, acquistato tanto tempo fa per motivi dimenticati, ero piuttosto prevenuto a causa della trama (la storia di un ragazzino orfano e accattone di Bhopal, reso deforme dall’esposizione ai gas tossici del tristemente noto incidente della Union Carbide, che nel 1984 causò migliaia di morti*); una trama di cui la presentazione e i risvolti di copertina accentuano fortemente l’ [...]
Animal is an unforgettable narrator. Foul-mouthed and unapologetic, he is nonetheless capable of lines that make you burst out laughing: “Is it kind to remind a blind man that he could once see? The priests who whisper magic in the ears of corpses, they’re not saying, ‘Cheer up, you used to be alive.’ No one leans down and tenderly reassures the turd lying in the dust, ‘You still resemble the kebab you once were ’”He might have been “a beautiful little boy” before “that night [...]
This is the kind of book that takes away all the self-confidence I have as a writer: eloquently written with a powerful narrator and an environmental issue that demands attention. American businesses have exported factories that would probably not be permitted here in our country. This story draws inspiration from a real event: the leak of a poisonous gas at the Bhopal, India, plant of Union Carbide. It is considered by some to be the worst industrial accident ever, killing at least 4,000. In a [...]
I felt that this book was trying, really trying, but in a good way. It was full of intense emotion and good narrative, although at some points during the reading process I struggled to catch the plot and what was actually happening. I normally don't read books like these, although I should, but this was on my module for Creative Writing. Despite a struggle to read, the writer has clear talent and at some delicate points orchestrates the twists and turns beautifully. Overall a good book, just har [...]
Animal's People is a clever book. As with his first novel, The Death of Mr Love, author Indra Sinha again strives to be the Indian answer to Nabokov with his sly double-meanings and quick wordplay. However, despite effectively tackling an important issue—the Bhopal chemical disaster of 1984—Animal's People is perhaps too clever for its own good. Unless you have expert knowledge of Urdu, Hindi and French in addition to English (I don't) subtleties will be missed. Additionally, as with Mr Love [...]
This has got to be one of the most harrowing and beautiful books I've ever read - not least due the fact that I read the majority whilst enjoying an oh-so-first-world spa day. The tale follows Animal, adolescent victim of the Bhopal gas tragedy (places/ corporations all renamed), who has had to learn to adapt to life on all fours following a childhood illness caused by the tragedy. Conditions of his town are squalid, unemployment is rife due to injuries inflicted by the explosion, and people are [...]
This book was hard for me to get into. It was one of those books that I was content to read while I was physically holding the open book on my lap. But as soon as I put it down to go do something else, I felt no compulsion whatsoever to pick it up again. Something about the way the characters spoke reminded me of Yoda (it was very silly) and the author’s wordplay fell on deaf ears where I was concerned because I don’t speak French, Hindi OR Urdu. Even with the assistance of the glossary at t [...]
V poslední době jsem nějak nebyla spokojená s žádnou knihou. Tím spíš pro mě byli Zvířetovi lidé zjevením na poušti, je to skutečně výborná kniha, i když její téma je značně depresivní.Slyšeli jste někdy o “nehodě” v Bhópálu? O tom, jak v prosinci 1984 z chemičky, kterou si americká firma Union Carbid postavila v milionovém indickém městě, unikly desítky tun látek ohrožujících lidské zdraví, desítky tisíc lidí zabily, statisíce na ně doplatily [...]
Is it just me or do most novels written by an Indian follow the same pattern. Do not get me wrong, I love these sort of works but I am sure that there is something called the ‘classic’ Indian novel. Usually this kind of book will either be 1) An Indian living in England and reveling in his own strangeness or 2) Some moment of Indian history – usually partition.Animal’s People does indeed focus on one part of of history and that’s the 1984 Bhopal (here given a fictionalized name) disast [...]
I felt like I was being re-told a the same thread-bare story. Much of what was beautiful about this book felt unoriginal. Oh, look, the crippled narrator is falling in love with an idealistic girl. I bet you $5 he can't have her, but is too noble to do anything else about it, and then is resigned--cheerfully so--about her relationship to another man. What, no bet? Oops. I bet he rages against his fate and then gratefully accepts it. C'mon, bet me a measly $5. Hosw about $2?I bet our heart string [...]
Just put down this book, and I’m left a little confused whether I liked it or not. It is the first time I am reading a fictional story set against the back drop of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in India. The author does a commendable job describing the life of the main protagonist - Animal - a survivor of the Bhopal gas tragedy; who is forced him move on all fours like an animal due to the poisonous affect on his body. The story is narrated through his eyes and you can very easily visualise the life [...]
I found this a very painful and moving story, not easy to read, but buoyed up with hope. It's the story of a young man who has grown up (or anyway, grown) in the shadow of a chemical factory disaster that has left him having to walk on all fours, so he's called 'Animal'. He's living in terrible poverty with people suffering from the poisonous fallout all around him, but he's surrounded by tough love and friendship. There is a lot of sex-related language and swearing - that seemed very realistic [...]
Oof! Not on sale any more - this book is now $12.99. *****************************Another award-winning novel on sale for Kindle right now. The premise is very interesting, but the narrative style will take some getting used to, I think. But it's only $3.99 and has a lot of critical acclaim, so I'll give it a shot. If you want to, also, you can get your copy here.
Very interesting book. Told from the perspective of one character who thinks of himself as an Animal and not a human being. The way he describes the lives of his people; the ones he loves despite having bouts of jealousy and resentment are totally human. His non self pitying attitude and ability to live in the worst of circumstances is inspiring. It felt a bit lengthy though.
In Animal Sinha created a character that will stay with the reader for a long long time. He takes you by the hand and leads you through his world, seeing things through his eyes. His distinctive voice will infect your thoughts until you find yourself speaking in his tongue at unexpected moments.
Intense and beautiful book, based on the story of the Bhopal chemical disaster in India. Read it!
One minute haunting, the next minute hilarious. Go read this book.
I did not know anything about the Bhopal tragedy before reading this book, and in spite of its fictionalization here, the visceral realities of living in a poisoned community with little to no recourse or restitution are absolutely vivid. Through his protagonist and narrator, Animal, a young man whose spine was misshapen by exposure to the chemical leak, who runs on all fours with strong arms and hears voices, Sinha vivifies the textures of life permeated by toxicity and loss. When Animal hides [...]
There is a difference between appreciating a book's literary merits and actively enjoying it. Animal's People is a fine example of that distinction in my opinion. Whilst I'm in agreement with the majority of reviewers that the way this book is written is absolutely extraordinary, I can't lie and say that I thoroughly enjoyed it because I didn't. I found it hard to follow in places, I thought it was slow getting going and I thought that the plot beneath the wonderful writing was a little thin. It [...]
This book was hard for me to get into. Animal's People is a clever book but it was one of those books that, while I was content to read it while I was physically holding the open book on my lap, as soon as I put it down to go do something else, I felt no compulsion whatsoever to pick it up again. However, despite effectively tackling an important issue—the Bhopal chemical disaster of 1984—Animal's People is perhaps too clever for its own good. Unless you have expert knowledge of Urdu, Hindi [...]
"I used to be human once. So I'm told. I don't remember it myself, but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet just like a human being" That's how the book begins, and sets the tone and perspective for the book.The title of the book could have been built around Khaufpur (based on Bhopal and its 1984 tragedy) as well, after all, the entire story hinges around the one night that changed life in the city forever. But Indra Sinha's success lies in creating a character whose very [...]
THIS novel was one of the six shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and it’s not hard to see why.First, the ripped-from-the-headlines premise: The people of Khaufpur, apoverty-stricken Indian city ravaged by the leak from an American chemical plant, seek justice from the company.This comes with some big themes: globalisation, culture clashes, self versus society and social responsibility.Then there’s the cantankerous narrator. Animal is a teenager whose spine has been damaged by the che [...]
This book, based on the 1984 Bhopal disaster, is hilarious, sad, annoying, and refreshing all at the same time. Indra Sinha is a master with language, and finds a way to incorporate implicit and explicit meaning throughout the novel.Animal, who's spine got twisted from a chemical leak in his town, is a boy who walks on all fours. He can't remember his real name, and has been called "animal" since he was young. He deals with love, lust, friendship, anger, and even hallucinations throughout the st [...]
I really enjoyed Animal as a narrator. The book is told in first-person narration by Animal, a boy whose spine was bent following a factory disaster (transparently based on Bhopol). He is a tough street kid, smart, interested in the world, but touchingly naive about the details of some of what he sees. The writing was a bit uneven - sometimes the voice rang true and authentic and the mixed Hindu words seemed to fit perfectly. But at other times, the frequent inversion of subject and verb just se [...]
The book has a great premise - I grew up with stories about the Bhopal Gas tragedy (my family was too far away to be harmed). Animal has a very funny, distinctive voice. The characters are well drawn, and I could see them before my Eyes. I even liked the fact that it sounded exactly as it was described - like it was translated from Animal's version of Hindi, with no attention paid to grammar. That's why I've given the three stars. But I could not relate to Animal - at all. I guess the repeated-i [...]
Animal's People is an insight into the lives of people of contemporary India. It's about a boy who is on his all fours ever since the Bhopal disaster took place in India and devastated the lives of thousands of innocent people. Even after several years, babies are still born with various disorders. The story is about the fight between the American owners of the company and the innocent people who are still facing the after-effects of the disaster. This book is a good read as it gives a glimpse o [...]
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