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Sleeping on Jupiter [PDF / Epub] ☂ Sleeping on Jupiter By Anuradha Roy – Thomashillier.co.uk A train stops at a railway station A young woman jumps off She has wild hair sloppy clothes a distracted air She looks Indian yet she is somehow not The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the A train stops at a railway station A young woman jumps off She has wild hair sloppy clothes a distracted air She looks Indian yet she is somehow not The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping The train terminates at Jarmuli a temple town by the sea Here among pilgrims priests and ashrams three old women disembark only to encounter the girl once again What Sleeping on PDF \ is someone like her doing in this remote corner which attracts only worshippers Over the next five days the old women live out their long planned dream of a holiday together; their temple guide finds ecstasy in forbidden love; and the girl is joined by a photographer battling his own demons The full force of the evil and violence beneath the serene surface of the town becomes evident when their lives overlap and collide Unexpected connections are revealed between devotion and violence friendship and fear as Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long dark past that transforms all who encounter it This is a stark and unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller about religion love and violence in the modern world.


10 thoughts on “Sleeping on Jupiter

  1. da AL da AL says:

    I really don't know how to rate this book I hate to slam it and the author because there truly was so much potential in it in terms of content literary writing and subject matterI went into it without reading what it would be about Perhaps I should have? This is a rollercoaster of a novel not in the 'excitementtension then a breather' way but in the way of often being dull and then walloping the reader on the head with something utterly disturbing and then some portions that sparkle with intelligence then back to dullThe audio reader didn't help A couple of her character voices were maddeningly grating and her overview diction was often stilted


  2. Barry Pierce Barry Pierce says:

    Our narrator Nomi retells the stories from her traumatic childhood and paints a harsh picture of Indian society In a couple of days she witnesses her father's murder and is deserted by her mother the beginning of this novel is gripping and the prose exudes brutal brilliance However as we read on we story becomes and generic and I really got bored with this novel at the half way point This was incredibly disappointing for me I thought I had began a great work but I was left with a boring novel that relies on saccharine sentimentality and sympathy for dull characters


  3. Hugh Hugh says:

    I am not sure uite what to make of this story set in a temple resort on the east coast of India but it was certainly intriguing Nomi is a girl orphaned by war then brought up in an abusive ashram who has escaped and eventually been adopted by a British woman She returns to the resort as a young woman working as a researcher for a film but really to investigate her own background Her partner on this trip is Suraj a spoiled middle aged rich boy who is still haunted by a recent divorce Then there are the three old women Gouri Latika and Vidya who have come to the town on a holiday Finally there is Badal who works as a temple guide who has an unreuited crush on a boy who works for a beach tea sellerThe plot is uite complicated and the paths of these characters cross in all sorts of unexpected ways with rather too many coincidences for my liking and the ending is unresolved and rather enigmatic There are plenty of fine descriptive passages and Roy can certainly write


  4. David Reviews David Reviews says:

    Sleeping on Jupiter is a beautifully written novel and longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize Anuradha Roy brings us a taste of India with a fascinating mix of characters and a main narrative that covers a few days when their lives intersect Nomi is the lead character and it’s her story and her past that makes this special Roy adds her voice to the current politically sensitive issues in India of sexual abuse and violence against women while telling a story full of deep feelings colour and spice with a strong sense of placeThe book begins with Nomi brutally losing her family and she finds herself as a child in an ashram religious retreat in Jarmuli where she becomes one of the many wards of a respected and powerful Guru Roy deftly slips back and forth in time throughout the book to Nomi’s story and what happens to her at the ashram and later when she is 12 years old; adopted by a family in Norway But in the main narrative she is an adult and returns to Jarmuli in order to research a documentary film but maybe in reality she is looking for her own past Jarmuli is now a busy tourist attraction with its religious temple and setting by the sea Nomi’s visit there criss crosses with the lives of the other characters Roy brings to life Three old ladies make the pilgrimage and reminisce; we hear their heartbreaks personal longings and fears Badal is a guide at a major temple with his unreuited love and escape to dreams of Jupiter A tea stall owner and his sad songs are among others who Roy adds to the book creating interest and balance This is an evocative sensitive and beautifully written book that provides the reader with a colourful escape While it also touches on some important current issues it is was mostly for me an excellent read Received ARC


  5. Reading_ Tam_ Ishly Reading_ Tam_ Ishly says:

    So damn disappointedThere was nothing about this book that I like I tried my best to point out something good after struggling for 3 hours trying to complete reading it but you guess I seriously could not think of anything that I like about this bookThe writing style is dull boring and monotonous The characters are so unsure their development was so incomplete and unsettling If there's something like a book should and must have a plot this book has none The story seuence is so haphazard and nothing much happening till the last page Usually I enjoy a book which is character driven even if there's not much of a plot or a good ending But this book drive me insane for having nothing for 250 pagesWhat it does is showing that some girls are brought to an ashram run by a godmanpaedophile just to sexually abuse them That's it And I don't see the point of all the brutality towards animals and human alike The representation of the characters and the sensitive issues of violence rape and assault have not been represented well at all And it's insulting to just focus on the vulgar sculptures of religious places again and again without a point or an explanation I seriously don't see the point of this book The ending suckedOnly the first few pages were fast paced and good The rest is just full of crap


  6. Jen Campbell Jen Campbell says:

    255 Video review is here


  7. Sookie Sookie says:

    A young woman with a tragic past a photographer with a violent streak three women with winter in their hair and a pilgrimage long time coming a tour guide coming to terms with his homosexuality when he finds himself attracted to a boy working in tea stall and the owner of tea stall who sings songs about melancholic earth and bright paddy fields; these people brush one another over course of five days in a temple town Surrounded by rotting flowers discarded fruits and sea air they come face to face with the dark spot from their past and are forced to confront itRoy's prose is honest brilliant and provocative The violence is visceral and those odd tender moments gentle The characters struggle to maintain a semblance of normalcy while touring the town their conflicts hiding below the grime of sullied streets The town itself is a character an instigator and reveals its seedy belly when no one is looking Roy nails the ambiance of a typical temple town its smell the way the air feels the people and the moving population that leaves a bit of it in the shores and takes something away when they leaveWhat starts as a stellar narration slows down in the middle The three elderly women become a caricature of their earlier selves Intertwining lives of these characters becomes predictable Some anecdotes are pointless as they offer no layer to the characters And this is the reason why the book started off as an obvious five star read and reduced to twothree After half way through the book I continued just to finish it Though I didn't enjoy the second half as much as the first Roy's writing is simply marvelous


  8. Em*bedded-in-books* Em*bedded-in-books* says:

    Overall a good read I loved the beginning which promised intrigue exploration of small town India especially a place I haven't been to the solitary young traveller train journeythe three old ladies and their camaraderie the young temple guide with his secret Raghu the opportunistic tea vendor not Jimmy the tea vendor Duran the journalist; all whose lives intertwined in a manner they themselves were least aware of Threading these various stories is the sinister face of India the Godman with his racketview spoiler I am peeved with the ending I want closure Why do authors leave their readers dangling ? do they think we will satisfy ourselves by making up apt endings? NO Not allI so badly need to know1 Whether Mimi complaints against Duran ?2 Whether Duran will deteriorate further?3 Is Raghu really a call boy?4 What happened toPiku? Is she alive?5 Will Mimi ever return to her foster mother?6 Will Vista find out about Duran?7 Will Your I be found? if so where?the list is never ending hide spoiler


  9. Ravi Gangwani Ravi Gangwani says:

    Jai Shree Ganesh Phew This year's my first Booker Prize long listed bookAnd from India What I should say ?Beautifully writtenThe story takes in its circle course of four days the city of Jarmuli Three old women Vidya Latika and Gouri all are on Pilgrim holiday their struggle for loss of memory knee joints old age past memories of their husbands; one girl Nomi Indian but looking like a foreigner who was a victim of sexual abuse of a Guruji Spiritual leader during her childhood came to India after spending many years of her life in Norway at her foster mother's home and working on a project of a Documentary; the Guide Badal who is homosexual and have his deep desires for a young guy called Raghu who is working on a Jhony Toppo's Tea stall; and last a guy called Suraj who has his own fixes of life like upcoming divorce and allFirst of all it's very well written book Some of the things are brilliant described Your memories can be concrete and detailed even about the things that never happened to you Like fungus that takes birth in warm and wet place memories ooze from the crevices of your brainBut in entire length of book that is what I felt something was missing DEPTH As far as my ventures with Booker prize books my common notion is that all Booker books have their Originality and Intensity that was not present in this book With beautiful sea descriptions and extremely delicate observation I felt Author was just beating the Bush Although in some of the last sections of the book I found intensity but that was too lateSome flaws that were present in the book 1 Nothing mentioned much of a Documentary which was the main subject Nomi and Suraj2 Old three ladies were sometimes looked very irritating and their character details were also looked languid3 In midst of harsh realities of Ashram the main villain Guruji he was given a very small importance in the book Only at the time of Sex or little activity his presence could be felt4 MAN IT WAS TYPICAL NOVEL WHERE ALSO THERE ARE SOME EMPHASIS GIVEN TO TWIST AND TURNS Hence a little far from reality which is not present in Booker books5 Badal was Gay but nothing much was clear of the opposite person RAGHU6 In between it went little boring and dragging7 Less details of ashram though I admit it was given in wonderful 1st narration of Nomi but still8 Most of the characters were not evolved in skin I really DOUBT that it can make up to BOOKER SHORTLISTI am giving 45 only for EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS But some substance was missing though that was present intermittently but less in number


  10. Katherine Katherine says:

    Sleeping on Jupiter is a uick and sharp novel with interconnected stories but I'm left somewhat dissatisfied with the book as a whole The first few chapters of Sleeping on Jupiter are exhilarating and suspenseful We're introduced to an array of characters each with clear and uniue voices As the story progresses we see how each voice is relevant to the others I had two favorites but I think the voice of Nomi tied everything together nicely I happen to love stories with connections hidden throughout but an abundance of this can sour the experience of reading a story Sleeping on Jupiter surprised me at first when I realized that these characters were not just living alongside each other seperately but that each plot was furthering the other's This realization became less pleasant as the story reached the middle point as new connections became predictable Practically no one exists in this plot without some connection to the near or distant past of another and this took it's toll on me as a reader With each character Roy formulated contemporary thoughts on timeless themes The surprise and aftermath of violence love religion and home all occurred throughout the story And while perhaps the lives and plots felt too connected these themes flowed nicely among the differences of each personality Roy's writing doesn't flinch from the realities of violence and it's many perspectives and I enjoyed her style


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