One of your readers , a very good friend of mine who was holidaying in the east coast, paid me a visit nearly 2 wks bk and got me hooked to this amazing story . "Trust me,will be worth it" is what she said. I am in complete agreement,lady!! To be an iyer and not read this story is like being a Hindu and not go to a temple , or to be a Christian and not go to the church or to be a Muslim and not go to the mosque or to be a Sikh and not visit the gurdwara. Atheists ! Please do not draw your knives out. It's just an innuendo.Having quit my job a month bk, I am vela now with plenty of time in hand, which I am getting used to. This story has become my holy Gita/Granth/Bible and Quaran of sorts . I have never felt this religious in my life. I am absolutely shameless to admit that I hv done nothing but read this story in the last 11 days/nights Crazy!!forgive my math, I could be wrong here ,there are on an average 20- 22 chapters on each thread, breathtakingly consistent in humor, intelligence, drama and emotions.
The connect is real. I have been randomly reading the comments and reviews as well. I felt cagey , immensely restless to devour the chapters like how children do in school to finish 40 odd books in a year to win the lucky draw coupons. It's only that I hv been literally breathing this for the past 11 days to catch up with the current thread. There's enough and more for every reader to feel that it's their story or if not their story in entirety, it's atleast a few pages that have been torn out from their book of life and pasted here. It's tangibly life and soul . A fiction amazingly well told,vivid,descriptive yet subtle. I couldn't let this go without giving its due credit, created my IF account and here is my first post .
In the last chapter, Fear and Misery, the relief which R&B feels on finding that II's belongings are intact and so she hasn't left him is tellingly poignant of the extent he is invested in this marriage. I got a glimpse of his sensitivity but our lady in question here,who needs to be shown that glimpse is wandering lost!! Ayyo pochu , she is going to be pappadom doomed!!
Me thinks he is not going to move an inch from his apartment, will not voice out his anxieties,work out of home not wanting to take a chance with her idiosyncratic pmsing behaviour, give her the silent treatment ,shut her out and come Tuesday or Wednesday, pour himself buckets into her. Misery complete!!