Tuesday 31 January 2012

Book Review : The Help

Over the weekend i read this book called "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.After a long time I read a book which I loved. Thiis is one book that I can truly compare with Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird. The language is simple. The narration is perfect. The era is unmistakable.The characters come out really well. It feels like you are actually witnessing the scene in front of you.
Its not just a story of three woman-Contantine, Skeeter and Minny but of a community, of a nation , of an era. It is something that each of one can identify with. This is what makes this book interesting. It is truly unputdownable.It is a simple story of how maids are treated in 1960's Mississippi.About how they perceive the white woman they work for. The things that they have to go through. It touches upon racism subtly yet has a lasting impact on the reader.
A highly recommended book. Hats off to the author. Read something truly wonderful after a really long time.