☆ Read ¾ കേശവന്റെ വിലാപങ്ങൾ by M. Mukundan ó
Not good as Mukundan's other books.
As a person interested in politics and the political setup of India it is only natural that I love reading books on politics.
Much of the stuff written on/about politics is nonfiction and is written by eminent politicians or historians .
However, political fiction is also fantastic to read.
Jefferey Archer’s “First among equals” is the best book when it comes to political fiction for me.
The other day I was just typing political fiction in Flipkart and was searching for books and then this book, Kesavan’s lamentations came up.
I was just curios on w Kesavante Vilapangal Is The Life Of Kesavan, A Clark Cum Novelist Who Has Written A Novel On EMS
Kesavante Vilaapangal Received Vayalar Award In read the Malayalam one.
Didn't like it much.
Completely personal opinion.
The book has won many awards and stuff.
That doesn't mean everyone will like it right ;) I loved this book.
The way the story of an author and his character, intertwined, made it more interesting.
As I am not very political, I didn't not quite get if any political messages the author wanted to convey.
It is a different kind of novel,very different from mukundan's much known "Mayyazhipuzhayude theerangalil".
For me, the major attraction was the book was about(or the theme was about)kerala's one of the greatest communist leaders ,comrade EMS.
The book is sharp and the climax is also very brave.
When i read mayyazhi for the first time, i was taken aback.
but, after reading kesavante vilapangal,the reader is assured that mukundan is talented to do more.
for me, the best character in the book is Aaman sir.
Not bad according to me.
He introduced lot many characters some without proper introduction and they just disappeared like that.
that's the thing I didn't like.
Also I didn't like the atmosphere creation for the story.
ഒരു വ്യത്യസ്തമായ അവതരണ ശൈലി .
Kesavante Vilapangal is the life of Kesan, a clark cum novelist who has written a novel on EMS.
A book which has given a new face to Malayalam novel, written by M Mukundan.
This novel examines how both these identities influence each other.
To achieve this it uses the backdrop of a writer whose latest work is based on a boy, who from his birth is influenced by EMS Namboothiripad.
The lives of the writer and his creation starts to resemble each other.
The metafictional devices and the critique of the left movement which would have been reduced to poorly academic discourses is saved by the strong emotional core of the work.