I had heard a lot of hype about this book. From people who read Nepali books to people who are more into western fiction; most of them had recommended me to read Palpasa Cafe. After buying an english version in Thamel at the Pilgrims Bookstore; I finally got round to reading it a few months ago. This book is simple, its a story which many Nepali’s will have in their heart or after reading this they’ll probably be very inspired or angered. I found the beginning sections of the book normal and nothing exciting however its only later towards the end that the book moves at a faster pace and it all ‘kicks off’. Thats what I thought anyway. So would I reccomend it to someone?
Yes, I would. This book portrays the trouble that the people of Nepal went through, the society the modernisation and everything along with it. Reading this I was further annoyed. Maoists – theyre such a problem. I dont get it. I just dont. When they were underground, they ruled and killed thousands – affected millions and stopped Nepal from developing aswell (destruction of roads, bridges, telecom towers etc). Still it shocks me and saddens me when I see so many Maoist supporters in Nepal. Even after the people gave them a chance in ruling the country, they could still not make any progress. Come on, I think we’ve seen more progress from NC then the maoists.
PRACHANDA AND HIS TEAM IS LIKE = BLEH!!