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  1. Eclipse of the Sun is one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read. Even now, quite a few years later, I can remember the characters and key details of the story (a rarity for someone who used to read a book a day!).Hang on, I wrote a review on (I wanted to share the enjoyment):If I could only own three books this would be one of them.On the face of it, Eclipse of the Sun is the story of science teacher Rajesh Deshpande, his faithful wife and the arrival of a beautiful new teacher, a potentia [...]

  2. On the face of it, Eclipse of the Sun is the story of science teacher Rajesh Deshpande, his faithful wife and the arrival of a beautiful new teacher, a potential threat to the marriage. But it's so much more than that.I've never been to India but when I recall reading this book I feel as if I have. The people, the heat, the way of life all come vividly to life and stay with the reader long after you reluctantly come to the last page and close the book.I fell a little bit in love with all of the [...]

  3. There's a clever little twist at the very end of chapter 1 which made me smile. An intriguing story with believable characters and evocative settings. Not sure that I fully understood who the visiting teacher actually was, but a good novel to tear through.

  4. Rajesh teaches high school science and hopes to impress a new Western-educated English teacher with his presentation about an upcoming eclipse of the sun. The story is told from the points of view of Rajesh (who we soon realize has something of the narrator of "Remains of the Day" about him) and his wife Shumila.The is the second Phil Whitaker novel I have read and I enjoyed it very much, although it was harder-going than "Sister Sebastian's Library". It evoked the city of Nandrapur clearly and [...]

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