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ISBN:
0340823844
Author:
Rani Manicka
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton (August 31, 2004)
Pages:
480 pages
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1874 kb
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1196 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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Rani Manicka is an International best-selling novelist and the author of three previous books.

Rani Manicka is an International best-selling novelist and the author of three previous books. Black Jack is her fourth and latest novel. Nothing in Lakshmi's childhood, running carefree and barefoot on the sun-baked earth amid the coconut and mango trees of Ceylon, could have prepared her for what life was to bring her. At fourteen, she finds herself traded in marriage to a stranger across the ocean in the fascinating land of Malaysia.

I loved 'Rice Mother' and was really looking forward to reading 'Touching Earth,' especially after spending 2 weeks in Bali last year.

Все продавцы . Touching Earth. I loved 'Rice Mother' and was really looking forward to reading 'Touching Earth,' especially after spending 2 weeks in Bali last year. The images of Bali are authentic and intoxicating.

Eye-Opening Earth Science Activities Iyer Rani Неизвестно .

Eye-Opening Earth Science Activities Iyer Rani Неизвестно 9781515768913 : Educational, easy-to-do earth science activities that will show young readers more about the planet Earth. Now, in this insightful, impassioned book, Iyer captures the paradoxes of the Dalai Lama's position: though he has brought the ideas of Tibet to world attention, Tibet itself is being remade as a Chinese province; though he was born in one of the remotest, least developed places on earth, he has become a champion of globalism and technology.

THE BALINESE TWINS - Beautiful and exotic, they exchange an island paradise for the shabby squalor of London, and innocence for corruption. this book is a master piece, I couldnt stop reading it for 2 days, I stayed the second day for 6 hours NON STOP reading it, unbelievably thirlling, exciting, and revealing the hidden part behind mysterious things in life

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Rani Manicka was born and educated in Malaysia. An economics graduate, she now divides her time between Malaysia and the UK.

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Rani Manicka’s Touching Earth demonstrates a narrative discursive style which is indeed an appropriate ground for the study of multiple voices and worldviews. Manicka’s representation of the world through an utmost plurality of consciousnesses, each playing its part on an equal dialogical basis to demonstrate the truth, parallels what Russian theorist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) describes as a Polyphonic Novel. The main aim of this study is to discover, in Rani Manicka’s Touching Earth, the polyphonic elements that Bakhtin attributed to Dostoevsky’s novels.

The Balinese Twins - Beautiful and exotic, they exchange an island paradise for the shabby squalor of London, and innocence for corruption. The Sicilian- Ricky Delgado strikes a devil's bargain with a blood goddess: 'Build my temple and bring me the souls of damaged people, and you will see what rewards I give.' The Courtesan - Elizabeth makes her living from men's desire. With a flick of the switch in her head, she feels nothing: no pain, no hate, no sorrow, no joy. The Artist - Anis takes to painting as an outlet for his rage. His artist's eye knows his subjects before they know themselves, and he paints them all, a gallery of broken people. Can they escape the deadly web of decadence and sin?
  • HappyLove
I loved "The Rice Mother" and read it to pieces. I was thrilled when I found out she had another novel! And yet, it didn't do it for me. It wasn't that it was grisly or grim, "The Rice Mother" had plenty of that. It was that I didn't really care about any of the characters. The twins weren't fleshed out enough to worry about, and I didn't particularly like any of the others. In "The Rice Mother" she somehow brought to life characters that, even if they were terrible people, grabbed me somehow. The characters in "Touching Earth" were well-written, and had interesting stories, but just remained flat. I'm not sure why she wrote herself into the novel, unless it is based on a true story? Anyway... hopefully her third will be better.
  • Kison
Having read Rani's other novel- The Rice Mother, I thought this book was also going to be poetic and a gem. Instead it was a brutal look into life (read: sex and drugs) in London when you're transplanted from a village in South Asia. A pair of Balinese twin girls are sent by their father to live in London on their own (with their paternal uncle checking on them from time to time) after their mother dies. They find a flat, get paid a meagre wage at a restaurant and fall into trouble almost instantaneously. They meet a restauranteur who is sex-crazed, lusts after one of them, and introduces them to drugs and a circle of depraved friends. Their life and their innocence, as they know it, is over. Too late, they realise that life back at home was simple even if they didn't have all they wanted, but atleast they had each other and a grandmother who loved them. The author must have done some very indepth research into how drug users live; her characters are not conceived out of thin air. However, this is book is NOT a "light read". I found it disturbing, sad and haunting.
  • Modigas
After reading Rani Manicka's 'The Rice Mother' I decided to read this her next novel; 'Touching Earth'.

The novel is split into 2 parts. The first part consists of the main characters' backgrounds. Some of this drivels on a bit too much and I felt sometimes.

I started reading this book a few days ago and have just finished it this morning. At first, it was kind of hard to get into, but once you hear everyone's stories, it's almost hard to put down. This is due to the fact that the novel is split into two parts. The first part consists of the main characters' backgrounds and their own individual stories before they all come together. Some of this drivels on a bit too much and I felt sometimes some of what I was reading was unnecessary. But, as some parts are written in a somewhat poetic and dreamlike way (similar to the Rice Mother for the Twins' story), you can easily forgive the author.

The story revolves around a group of different people and retells their stories from their beginnings, starting with 2 sisters, Balinese twins. After their mother passes away, their father sends them to England. Once there, their lives spiral out of control after meeting Ricky, a very arrogant yet charming man.

The story itself does get slightly confusing due to the fact there are several different characters telling their own stories, and you find yourself concerned for a lot of the characters, hoping so much they make the right choices! It's a shame to say that some characters do not have happy endings, but thankfully, others do - it's to be expected really when you read about their lives and what they become.

SPOILER!!!
What surprised me about this novel was that the author wrote herself into it towards the end... I don't know why she did this; perhaps to make the story more real and interesting, or maybe it was a true story?

All in all, this is a good read if you have the time to let yourself get into it and I would recommend it. However, I cannot say that I prefer this novel to 'the Rice Mother'.
  • Sennnel
this book is a master piece, I couldnt stop reading it for 2 days, I stayed the second day for 6 hours NON STOP reading it, unbelievably thirlling, exciting, and revealing the hidden part behind mysterious things in life.

I am a big fan of Paulo Cuelho, and I was never driven away by any book except if he wrote it, but when I layd my hands on this book,

everything was so tangible, the way she described things, how she classified her book, and the way she explained how the persons in her book felt ( in love, ashamed, neglected, high, betrayed, shocked and finally how some of them died with an over dose)...

its not only about drugs and sex. No, it is more of an evidence, that destiny is inevitable, and that no matter how hard we try, destiny is inescpable, and she guides you smoothly thro the whole story, till at the end you shall reach your own conclusion..

if you got to read this book, just see how she describes the persons, Ricky, Elizabeth, Brue, and all of them, you feel that you live with them, you are actually seeing them

in description this writer is magnificent,the sequence, the revealing of the unknown, describing things we might have thought of trying or experiencing for once in our lives..... I recommend it for people who like to be intellectually stimulated....

BRAVO!
  • Nilarius
I loved rice mother very much since it touches our hearts about a family struggle. I recommended her book to many of my friends and they just loved it. However, her second novel was a total disappointment since she gave too much emphasis on the drug addicts, their lives, struggle and too much of portrayal of pain and agony. I felt down and demoralized everytime I read the book that I skipped a lot of the pages before ending it. I personally felt that Rani lost her focus along the way as she wrote the book as she tend to go back and forth on some characters while losing the readers sequence of thoughts.