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Half Life

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Roopa Farooki

In this compelling tale, novelist Farooki (Bitter Sweets) follows Bengali doctor Aruna Ahmed Jones, who has impulsively married a British physician, hoping to forget a tragic romance with her old friend Ejaz Jazz Ahsan, who she left behind in Singapore's … see full wiki

Author: Roopa Farooki
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
2 reviews about Half Life
review by . May 14, 2010
I sat down with this book yesterday, intending to read just a few pages, and found myself unable to put it down. Though at first I was uncertain about Roooney and Jazz, as the novel progressed I grew to understand them and their unique and troubling situation. I thought the author's handling of the sensitive subject matter was masterful, and appreciated that she let the truth build slowly, revealing itself only gradually (both to the reader and to the main characters).    The …
review by . April 06, 2010
I had a hard time getting into this book. Rooney, the main character, was not very likable at first, but I think as I continued to read it, her flatness and detachment became more tied in to the plot. The beginning just didn't give me enough to draw me in. I didn't really buy her husband's unconditional love (although that's an attribute that I'd love to be able to believe and support).    That said -- this was a Half-Good book. The ending was fantastic. The past, present, and …
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