Satyal’s lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy’s transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Rakesh Satyal is an American novelist, best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel Blue Boy. Blue Boy won the Prose/Poetry Award. Read Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.
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He’s a pre-adolescent boy who doesn’t have any friends and is looked upon as “weird” in school because of his predisposition to be more feminine than masculine.
The thing so endearing about this book is that the little boy thinks that he is Krishna. This distraction is easy to ignore, however, given the sheer pleasure of the tale and how expertly the plot pulls you in and keeps you engaged. In fact, what the Dickens was this book all about? For Kiran Sharma, ny long, strange trip is about to begin–a journey so sublime, so ridiculous, so painfully beautiful, that it can only lead to the truth.
The author graduated from Princeton’s creative writing program, and some of the story is based in his own life and experience.
I love how the author creates a character who is not afraid to express himself regardless of people’s opinions.
I have the ebook, which has different page numbers than the actual book Reply. For some reason, he finds he relates better to girls. Please use kind words. This can only end in badness! A cup of butter. Sneaking around his own house to do things that make him happy playing with dolls and putting on makeup. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Yes, the book is about gender identity and racial identity and ethnic identity and religious identity. To this day, whenever I go back to my parents’ house and the lights are on, I find myself remarking “what is this, Diwali.
This book was one of the first books I was lead to by this site. If only Kiran had anything in common with the other Indian kids besides the color of his skin. And I am a carat stone, baby. Read a review of Blue Boy here. Let that sink in.
I believe that the author’s idea of incorporating humor into the novel was a good one because it is enjoyable, and at the same time he allows the protagonist to “blow steam off. Through it all, Kiran never questions his own specialness. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 22, Jennie rated it did not like it Shelves: Jan 13, Jim rated it it was amazing. I felt embarrassed reading it–it was like watching a really poor one-man show He’s a dirty little voyeuristic, school-burning-down, tattle-taling shit.
Sharp, graceful, and generous in spirit, Blue Boy reveals a young writer intelligently probing questions of family, love, and faith, while also sharing his wonderfully expansive vision of what it means to be an American. A bundle of culture and spirituality. And because of all of these things there is almost always a desperate need for the protagonist to prove himself to others as worthwhile, to excel.
There were also other heartbreaking bits: Not overseasoned with pretty words but still flavored with literary mastership thanks to Princetonand most of all, biting humor. Lists with This Book. Kiran, just came off as a little snot As the story works up to the dramatic denouement — the school talent show — Kirtan literally begins to see himself as a reincarnation of the Blue God, with tragic, but ultimately redemptive consequences.
There are some vividly rendered scenes in this book, the kind that stay with you for days and seem more like scenes satyap a big screen movie than echoes of words on a page.
He likes dolls better than sports. If we could give half stars on this system, this one would get four and a half. The family and community painted around our protagonist are every bit as integral to the story as he is, particularly the quietly complicit mother. Kirtan narrates the story, but the voice is not particularly believable as that of even the most precocious, gifted twelve-year-old. I don’t think Kiran is gay, i think he is quite confused with his cultural norms conflicting with what he sees around him every day and does not feel comfortable talking to his parents about his feelings.
They like to play with dolls, put sathal makeup, satyao out loud, perform songs usually only sung by women and they are adorable doing it. I really enjoyed this ble.
What nine year old would feel comfortable talking to their parents about sexual feelings. Nov 13, Samantha Davenport rated it liked it Shelves: Kiran starts to mold himself into the God by eating butter, practicing the flute, and even wearing blue makeup.
Especially when he rakes a little gay, first generation American with traditional Punjab parents?
Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It started off well and I bonded with the whole family. This satayl a poignant and important novel, and the start of a long and significant career.