Lady Lolita's Lover

Again one of those books which is primarily meant to titillate and create buzz Even though the book is about homosexuality it has all the masala to attract the larger public like a B Grade Bombay

Again one of those books which is primarily meant to titillate, and create buzz. Even though the book is about homosexuality, it has all the 'masala' to attract the larger public like a B Grade Bombay film. The title itself is too raunchy. Apparently, this has nothing to do with Nabakov's Lolita. I would have loved this title if 'Lolita' in the novel is actually 'Lalit', and takes on a different identity at night (or vice-versa). The book is really annoying in terms of characterization. Sandesh, a young boy is seduced by an upper middle class married woman, Lolita. Her husband is a naval officer, always away while his young, bored housewife has nothing to do in her posh apartment. She exploits Sandesh knowing well that it is just a game that she is playing with the poor boy. Sandesh, on his part, loves these sexual adventures and feels drawn to her emotionally. This unrestricted entrance into Lolita's life and her apartment give him relief from his everyday wretched life. The young boy plunges deep and recklessly into what life suddenly offers him. As the story unfolds, it becomes irritating and unconvincing. For instance, Loita's husband turns out to be not only the sailor on duty, but also a homosexual. Sandesh kills him. Jeevan Reddy, a high profile lawyer comes to help Sandesh. Jeevan Reddy too turns out be gay. He invites Sandesh to come and stay with him in his luxurious apartment, and turns Sandesh into a 'male-ass-fucker.' This almost reads laughable. The young man who deeply falls in love with a woman, and then, goes on to kill her husband, so easily starts fucking a man old enough to be his grandfather. The choices that the author makes in creating such a character reveal what a rotten society he is dealing with. Sandesh, a young man, is just a body in the eyes of rich. They can mould him into anything as if the idea of sexuality, of choice, of desire is only meant for the 'Lolitas' and 'Jeevan Reddys' of Indian society. The end of the novel is even worse. Sandesh, after spending some years in jail, is imagined to return to Jeevan Reddy. The narrator hopes that they might live happily thereafter. The novel ends on this bizarre hope; as unfathomable and ridiculous as to imagine that Macbeth after killing Desdemona would live happily after with Iago.Rao's previous book 'The Boyfriend' is far more authentic and it reverberates with its target audience and others on its merits. However, 'Lolita's Lover' is too ambitious. It intends to soar high in the world of bestsellers in India, and therefore, it contains murder, violence, unconvincing characters; it seeks all kind of audience, and in doing so it fails all.The only good thing about this book in the Indian context is this: In a country of over billion people, there are not enough books dealing with LGBT histories, not enough films, not enough public figures who openly embrace their sexual selves. In such a hush-hush climate over these very human issues, even badly structured books are welcome.The best Lady Lolita's Lover Author R. Raj Rao go inside Kindle When Sandesh, a fifteen year old runaway working at a video store in Bombay, is seduced by a wealthy married woman named Lolita, he has no idea how life altering his sexual awakening will be Lolita s husband learns of her infidelity, and Sandesh finds himself subjected to assault and battery And that s how he meets Jeevan Reddy, a high profile criminal lawyer who takes hWhen Sandesh, a fifteen year old runaway working at a video store in Bombay, is seduced by a wealthy married woman named Lolita, he has no idea how life altering his sexual awakening will be Lolita s husband learns of her infidelity, and Sandesh finds himself subjected to assault and battery And that s how he meets Jeevan Reddy, a high profile criminal lawyer who takes his case, accuses Lolita of paedophilia and enters into a relationship with Sandesh From the mean streets of Bombay to the serene beaches of Goa, Lady Lolita s Lover moves towards its tranquil denouement in the hills of Kodaikanal Through strongly delineated characters and deftly woven dialogues, it unravels a world ignored and dismissed by many.. R Raj Rao born 1955 is a writer and teacher of literature and one of India s leading gay rights activists His 2003 novel The Boyfriend is one of the first gay novels to come from India He received his PhD in English iterature from the University of Bombay, and did post doctoral studies from the University of Warwick He is the author of Slide Show poems , One Day I Locked My Flat in Soul City short stories and Nissim Ezekiel The Authorized Biography Poems from his BomGay collection also served as the basis for Riyad Wadia s 1996 film Bomgay, said to be India s first gay film.Rao is a professor in the department of English, University of Pune, founder of Queer Studies Circle, a gay lesbian student group, and in his own words, a radical utopian.. Good Ebook Lady Lolita's Lover Again one of those books which is primarily meant to titillate, and create buzz. Even though the book is about homosexuality, it has all the 'masala' to attract the larger public like a B Grade Bombay film. The title itself is too raunchy. Apparently, this has nothing to do with Nabakov's Lolita. I would have loved this title if 'Lolita' in the novel is actually 'Lalit', and takes on a different identity at night (or vice-versa). The book is really annoying in terms of characterization. Sandesh, a young boy is seduced by an upper middle class married woman, Lolita. Her husband is a naval officer, always away while his young, bored housewife has nothing to do in her posh apartment. She exploits Sandesh knowing well that it is just a game that she is playing with the poor boy. Sandesh, on his part, loves these sexual adventures and feels drawn to her emotionally. This unrestricted entrance into Lolita's life and her apartment give him relief from his everyday wretched life. The young boy plunges deep and recklessly into what life suddenly offers him. As the story unfolds, it becomes irritating and unconvincing. For instance, Loita's husband turns out to be not only the sailor on duty, but also a homosexual. Sandesh kills him. Jeevan Reddy, a high profile lawyer comes to help Sandesh. Jeevan Reddy too turns out be gay. He invites Sandesh to come and stay with him in his luxurious apartment, and turns Sandesh into a 'male-ass-fucker.' This almost reads laughable. The young man who deeply falls in love with a woman, and then, goes on to kill her husband, so easily starts fucking a man old enough to be his grandfather. The choices that the author makes in creating such a character reveal what a rotten society he is dealing with. Sandesh, a young man, is just a body in the eyes of rich. They can mould him into anything as if the idea of sexuality, of choice, of desire is only meant for the 'Lolitas' and 'Jeevan Reddys' of Indian society. The end of the novel is even worse. Sandesh, after spending some years in jail, is imagined to return to Jeevan Reddy. The narrator hopes that they might live happily thereafter. The novel ends on this bizarre hope; as unfathomable and ridiculous as to imagine that Macbeth after killing Desdemona would live happily after with Iago.Rao's previous book 'The Boyfriend' is far more authentic and it reverberates with its target audience and others on its merits. However, 'Lolita's Lover' is too ambitious. It intends to soar high in the world of bestsellers in India, and therefore, it contains murder, violence, unconvincing characters; it seeks all kind of audience, and in doing so it fails all.The only good thing about this book in the Indian context is this: In a country of over billion people, there are not enough books dealing with LGBT histories, not enough films, not enough public figures who openly embrace their sexual selves. In such a hush-hush climate over these very human issues, even badly structured books are welcome.

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  1. R Raj Rao born 1955 is a writer and teacher of literature and one of India s leading gay rights activists His 2003 novel The Boyfriend is one of the first gay novels to come from India He received his PhD in English iterature from the University of Bombay, and did post doctoral studies from the University of Warwick He is the author of Slide Show poems , One Day I Locked My Flat in Soul City short stories and Nissim Ezekiel The Authorized Biography Poems from his BomGay collection also served as the basis for Riyad Wadia s 1996 film Bomgay, said to be India s first gay film.Rao is a professor in the department of English, University of Pune, founder of Queer Studies Circle, a gay lesbian student group, and in his own words, a radical utopian.

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  1. Again one of those books which is primarily meant to titillate, and create buzz Even though the book is about homosexuality, it has all the masala to attract the larger public like a B Grade Bombay film The title itself is too raunchy Apparently, this has nothing to do with Nabakov s Lolita I would have loved this title if Lolita in the novel is actually Lalit , and takes on a different identity at night or vice versa The book is really annoying in terms of characterization Sandesh, a young boy [...]


  2. Super novel I love reading sex, entertaining sex, and, like R Raj Rao s first novel, The Boyfriend , LADY LOLITA S LOVER entertained me immensely This is like a superbly cooked up masala dish that doesn t bore a bit.Lady Lolita s Lover is Sandesh, the protagonist, and LADY LOLITA S LOVER can be divided into four parts.Part 1 Sandesh s affair with Lolita Lolita Mukherjee Sengupta and its consequences.Part 2 Sandesh s life with his lawyer, Jeevan Reddy JR, in short At this point, JR gives Sandesh [...]



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