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An important question for our times
15 February 2018
Due to my profession, my eyes are trained to look at errors in a write-up. It was ironical that in a story that talks about the rocky relationship between a writer and a critic, I was picking on the grammatical inconsistencies. But then, I observed something beautiful in the structure of the story.
A story about how a writer whose language of thought isn't English, figures his way around reaching a unique writing style in a language that is clearly alien to him.
It is a first person account. A story about the protagonist finding his way through words.
The grammatical inconsistencies reduced with every page of the book, giving an impression that with every new chapter (growth) in the protagonist's life, his writing skills and grammar improved.
Was it voluntary by the author? I don't know.
If it was, it is brilliant. If it isn't, then it proved to be an excellent way to move the story forward and speaks a lot about the writer's gift to weave words.
Basically, Bragadeesh Prasanna 's "What are you reading?" is an attempt to reiterate the age-old advice of "Read more to write more"
Does this attempt work for me?
It made me a buy a couple of books on Amazon.
So yeah, it works