The Sunset Club

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Penguin UK, Nov 13, 2010 - 232 pages
Meet the members of the Sunset Club: Pandit Preetam Sharma; Nawab Barkatullah Baig and Sardar Boota Singh. Friends for over forty years; they are now in their eighties. And every evening; at the sunset hour; they sit together on a bench in Lodhi Gardens to exchange news and views on the events of the day; talking about everything from love; lust; sex and scandal to religion and politics. As he follows a year in the lives of the three men—from January 26 2009 to January 26 2010—Khushwant Singh brings his characters vibrantly to life; with his piquant portrayals of their fantasies and foibles; his unerring ear for dialogue and his genius for capturing the flavour and texture of everyday life in their households. Interwoven with this compelling human story is another chronicle – of a year in the life of India; as the country goes through the cycle of seasons; the tumult of general elections; violence; natural disasters and corruption in high places. In turn ribald and lyrical; poignant and profound; The Sunset Club is a deeply moving exploration of friendship; sexuality; old age and infirmity; a joyous celebration of nature; an insightful portrait of India’s paradoxes and complexities. A masterpiece from one of India’s most-loved storytellers; The Sunset Club will have you in tears and laughter; and grip you from the first page to the last.
 

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User Review  - poonamsharma - LibraryThing

Verdict while reading: I have read about 7 chapters in the book. Regretting it. My advise would be stay away. No content here. An old man's fantasies involving Scotch, women and farts/bowels (yes ... Read full review

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User Review  - bysunil - LibraryThing

This is an typical Khushwant Singh book. Sex, Humor, poor story; rather most of Kushwant's books are centered around about him only. Though the book makes you laugh 2-3 times, there's hardly any value in there. Pathetic read, Not recommended to anyone. Read full review

Contents

Apologia
Lodhi Gardens
The Month of Flowers
Spring into Summer
Now that April is Here
May of the Laburnums
Month of the Scorcher
Cry of the Peacock
Nothing to Celebrate in August
Summer Merges with Autumn
Gandhis October
The Gurus November
December of the Blue Moon
The Sunset Hour
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