Bougainvillea House

Clarice Aranxa has come to Bougainvillea House to die But, there will be no peace here, nor quiet surrender, as long forgotten memories are brutally revived And even as Clarice grows weaker by the day from the ravages of motor neuron disease, her violent past is mirrored in a series of unexplained deaths.
Bougainvillea House Clarice Aranxa has come to Bougainvillea House to die But there will be no peace here nor quiet surrender as long forgotten memories are brutally revived And even as Clarice grows weaker by the day

  • Title: Bougainvillea House
  • Author: Kalpana Swaminathan
  • ISBN: 9780670058297
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Bougainvillea House”

    1. Don't you just love it when a mere random pick turns out to be complete wonder that you can't believe what just happened. This is one such work for me! A total accidental read. Picked up by a friend in an old book shop and was turned down by her as "little depressing". With other three books going on at a very slower pace, I picked this up to cure the slump. The story based on Folie a deux a famous psychiatric syndrome talks about an old woman from Bandra suffering from motor neuron disease and [...]

    2. How often does it happen that you enter the largest bookstore in town and pick up a book based on mere curiosity without any background check of the writer or without leafing through it's reviews? Not a very common trait of mine when it comes to a book. I pick this abandoned book lying amongst a crowd of popular reads purely because of it's stimulating title and thought provoking blurb. Ambivalent i was but i must add the book turned up to be satisfactory. 'It rained the night they brought me to [...]

    3. Great book.I just picked it randomly and it came out surprisingly good.Nicely written. I should say it is a nice read in the psychological genre. Story Calarice is dying of motor neurone disease. The story is written in audio format. hmmmmmmmmm.She goes to bougainvillea house to die. But here the house holds a great past.Clarice start screaming and yelling and tearing her clothes,Dr sends a nurse to her. Dr says that Clarice needs a person with whom she can talk with.Nurse go with a tape recorde [...]

    4. Clarice Aranxa is old and terminally ill with the motor neuron disease. She lives with her loyal servant Pauline in the Bougainvillea House at Baga beach in Goa, India. It seems that the days ahead will be uneventful, a slow passage to the biggest event of life – dying. But death turns out to be capricious, impatient, and shows up much before its expected time. And when it does arrive, it is not for the frail Clarice, but for someone else entirely. Kalpana Swaminathan’s 'Bougainvillea House' [...]

    5. Bougainvillea House can claim a place among the classics on the sheer strength of its exploration of a tormented mindscape. My review at uspandey/2012/07/13/bougai

    6. Frightening with a slow build.Clarice as the manipulator is chillingly cold. However, where her power over these people comes from may have been lost in translation.However, as a psychological thriller, the author draws a novel which pulls you in, captures the languid Goa and makes you plow on to the end.

    7. the story of an invalid woman, very prudish or so it seems, and the many deaths that happen around her she is linked to themher daughter

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