Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
We're halfway through the year and halfway through the challenge. I'm still on track to read 52 books in 2013, in fact I'm two books ahead of the challenge - go me.
I'm on the N authors and this week I was reading The Painter Of Signs by R. K. Narayan.
A love story but not a rom-com or a chick-lit. In fact it's quite a sad story, but all the better for that I think. It's based in India and it's the guy falling for the girl this time; sign painter Raman falls head over heels for Daisy from the Family Planning Centre. She is like no girl he has ever met. Independent, strong minded and abrupt. So completely sure of herself. Can he persuade her to fall in love with him though?
It's nice to finally read a love tale, not only from the perspective of a man trying to work out the wily ways of a woman. But also one that doesn't feature beautiful, untouchable, multi-talented yet insincere socialites. Raman is believable. His thoughts are laid out on the page yet they never become too confusing or irritating. And you genuinely feel sorry for him and his clumsy attempts at romance. This is new territory for him, as a previously confirmed bachelor. And you feel that.
And Daisy isn't portrayed to be evil or insensitive either. It's a very good balance.
Next week I'm reading: Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan
File under: Kelligrafie, book review, The Painter Of Signs, R. K. Narayan.