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“Palpasa Cafe” book review

Neither do I hate it, because it was beautiful and sometimes heart wrenching. I think the writer Narayan Wagle has done the splendid work and I would also like to praise the translator who took the effort to show the world that the Nepali Literature is one of the greatest literature in the world too. At other key points in the narrative Wagle switches to lengthy letters to paloasa his story, and these letters are equally as stilted and hokey as his dialogue.

Oct 05, William rated it it was ok Recommends it for: At times I did find some of the symbolism a bit contrived. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The novel appears as romantic in the middle but happens to be tragic at the end. It is rather unfair that such a piece of literature could go through translation that wasn’t quite up to the mark. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Then later he is kidnapped and his whereabouts is unknown. While providing elegant narrative, he fails to put the hold upon the story. However, Wagle stubbornly tries to write a love story that he is ill-equipped to handle.


Paperbackpages. Ultimately, we discover what a true asshole Drishya really is, failing to inform Palpasa’s family and friends of her death on the night bus. The editor of Kantipur Daily, Wagle’s novel is set during the year-long Maoists insurgency in Nepal. Pages to import images to Wikidata. It’s as though the author has nothing to offer the reader about either topic, beyond briefly describing the oppressive toll this revolution takes on the people in the villages of western Nepal, the very people whose lives the insurgency began in hopes of improving.

Personally its my thought that the author should have spent more on underlying conflict between the two opposing forces but here the tale branches off into personal tragedy and brings the climax to a very dramatic one. Sep 29, Lothelanor rated it it was ok. However, the protagonist isn’t exactly neutral, he is pacifist, and the book doesn’t explore far beyond his view that all violence is stupid a lot of dwelling on how it is particularly unbecoming of women to be armedand that he cannot take sides as an artist, because art is above politics, or whatever.

May 14, Arun Divakar rated it it was ok. The painting descriptions, color theories and the caff emotions and feelings are fabulous. Ultimately his dire need to ask her if she is a virgin results in the woman being arrested and his friend being murdered.

Things get very interesting when she comes home to her parents.

To oppose both sides showing no understanding of what you have just witnessed? I don’t know why it took me so long to finally read this book. I’d protested against both warring sides in these paintings, my colours showing my support for the third camp.

Palpasa Cafe

The author could improve the book if he could work more on Palpasa’s character. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


Wagle’s book is a big deal in Nepal, and I’d heard good things about it. I’ve read books of all kinds. This book took me a long time for some reason.

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Views Read Edit View history. But, for me, the book cannot be a twice read. Eva rated it it was ok Feb 03, The opening pages promise a lot, but it ends as an unsatisfying novel. Return to Book Page. To ask other readers questions about Palpasa Cafeczfe sign up. That said, translation palpada any maiden language is torturous. Near the end of the journey, Siddhartha gets killed in front of him because he mistakenly points him out to the army.

The paopasa has been a best-seller in Nepal, creating a sales record for a Nepali book of 25, copies in the first year. So again, should I read this entire novel as intentionally ironic?

Jan 24, Behnaz rated it liked it.

Oct 21, Prakash Maharjan rated it it was amazing. This page was last edited on 8 Mayat Retrieved from palpaxa https: There is a treasure trove of opportunity here for a w War destroys more than it can ever hope of resurrecting forms the exoskeleton on which palpawa tale is built.

Palpasa Cafe by Narayan Wagle. The book has its share of message and visions for a youthful living along with the suffering we had to go through in the hands of the Maoist and the then government.