Apr 4, 2012

Ocean Sea

Yes, I did! I did finish the book. No, it wasn't my kind of book but somehow the pages kept turning and before long it was over! Such is the pull of the Ocean Sea. Just loved it!

There is something beautiful about each character in the story and something mesmerizing about the way Baricco tells the story. Dol, Ditz and Dood are so enchanting though it is hard to understand if they are even real.

In Ocean Sea there is Plasson the artist. He tries to paint the sea with sea water and doesn't know where to start because he cannot find the ocean's eye. He is a portrait artist you see and always starts with the eye! So Plasson leaves his canvas blank. This he repeats every day.

Then there is Professor Bartleboom, who is so much in love with his future wife that he keeps her updated with happenings at his end. His letters would read, "Darling! I have safely arrived at the sea!" or "I met this fine lady for tea" etc. Very romantic indeed. The only problem is he cannot mail it to her because he does not know who she is. He longs to find her and hand over the box of letters to her.

I must brief you about Baron who is also an artist. He is good with making identical paintings. Loves his daughter and doesn't like eagles. If eagles must exist he reasons, it is better to have them up and far away in the sky. After a while the daughter shows him one of her paintings, in which she depicts men in mid air, up and away!

I don't want to give out too much spoiling the fun. You must visit them yourself at the sea!

13 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Sounds like a very charming and humorous book!

anilkurup said...

Seems a book of a different genre.

Bikramjit said...

wish i get time to read more books , havenot read one for ages now

Bikram's

kavita said...

Thanks for the review.

NRIGirl said...

You are right Gigi! It was quite humorous at times.

Anil! I have a feeling you will like this book. :)

Bikram! I too had a long break when I didn't like any of the kind I used to read. When you find someone or something that interests you, it is impossible to skip.

Nice to hear from you Kavita! How has it been?

eye in the sky said...

Wow it sounds surreal. Hmmm I suddenly have a craving for buying a book. :)

YL said...

Read biographies or auto biographies.Those are the ones I would like to read. Even in this category, I would like to read about the real life experiences of Christians. Recently I read the life stories of Esther Graham, wife of the Australian missionary in India who was burned alive with his two
sons in Orissa and another martial arts expert from China who found Christ while He was in prison.

NRIGirl said...

Amma! As you know the likes change over the years. May be sometime later I might get interested in bio's but not at the moment.

On the other hand if there was something written by Papa, Thatha or Pautima I would love to read. Whatever happend to all those diaries Pautima wrote?

Don't tell me you've discarded it. Pl save them for me!

Rachna said...

seems different this book.

deeps said...

Happy Easter...

ashok said...

nice blog!

R. Ramesh said...

buddy...thanks for those consoling words ya..n also sorry for late reply..just bak in sharjah..will stay connected..best wishes always

Tomz said...

Hello NRI Girl,

This is a different type of book, I am sure. Reading it would be indeed a pleasure. happy to know that you enjoyed it

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