A Passage to India

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A Passage to India

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5 Responses to A Passage to India

  1. This book threatens meaning badly.


    (too bad it isnt possible to give less then one star)
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Jane Hunter says:

    I had to read this book in 10th grade for my history class and it was one of the worst, most confusing books that I have ever read in my entire life. For one, it was very difficult to understand who was talking because Forster’s narration was incorrectly phrased, in my opinion. Secondly, all types of foreign vocabulary was introduced to me, and lastly–Forsters whole way of writing was just too complex. Then to add to all this, the story was not interesting at all. Who (but boring people, of course) cares about those boring people anyway. Maybe I didn’t like the book because it was so difficult and I was not grasping the deeper meaning behind it. All I know is that this book was certainly not my cup of tea.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Postepay says:

    Ok, that I live in Italy, but even if a whole month’s already elapsed, I haven’t gotten yet this book…

    Honestly, I had hoped for a quicker delivery.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Veronica Muo says:

    This book is absolutely horrible. The plot is confusing, and the style of writing is muddled and boring. I kept reading this book waiting for it to climax. Sadly, it never really did climax. The only interesting part was the conflict between Aziz and Ms. Quested. Other than that short part, the rest of the book was terrible. Forster would go on and on about the same thing, and he would overanalyze the most minute details. For instance, in the beginning chapters of the book, Forster took at least four pages to describe the Maraber Caves. He just kept going on and on about these caves, and I wished that he would simply get to the point. The rest of the book was pretty much drawn out like this.

    Reading this book was not just boring–but excruciating. I would not recommend A Passage to India to anyone.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Anonymous says:

    This book is what is known as a ‘reading classic’, not because of it’s ability to entertain the reader to the point that the book can’t be put down, but rather because of it’s masterfull structure and poetic style. Unfortunately, Forster lacks so much imagination in creating the story it is unbelievable! Forster (…) fell in love with an Indian living in England prior to writing the book. This young man would tell Forster about India and it’s culture fascinating him to the point he had to write a book about it. This is what A Passage to India is about and nothing more, the writers fascination with Indian culture during British rule. The story is painfull, I repeat, PAINFULL! absolutely nothing happens, there is no climax, nothing worth ever remembering. Unless you are an English professor forget it! Shooting oneself in the foot would be less painfull than reading this book.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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