Satyal’s lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy’s transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Rakesh Satyal is an American novelist, best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel Blue Boy. Blue Boy won the Prose/Poetry Award. Read Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.

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Aug 08, Emily rated it liked it. He has feelings of superiority over his contemporaries and is privately just as judgmental of them as they are of him. Blue Boy shows us a world too funny and sad and sweet to be based on anything but the truth.

And he fares no better with his fellow Indian-American acquaintances whom he associates with mostly because their parents socialize on a weekly basis. I highlighted so many lines in this book, so many quotes that I astyal to, and I had forgotten some of the more sad mom Blu read a physical copy of this book many years ago, and loved it so much that I kept lending it to people so they could read it.

They both act as de facto playgrounds for local people, all of them looking for a way to escape the mundane together. I feel like in most fiction where the protagonist is beset by a cruel society he is at least noble, despite it all.

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There is something ever-calming about the roundness of a tit, its buoyancy, the peacefulness of the concentric circle in its middle, darker. Read a review of Blue Boy here. By incorporating the blue God into Kiran’s identity the author makes the novel creative, interesting, and humorous.

Perhaps the solution to the mystery of his existence has been before him since birth.

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He still takes a risk and expresses hoy true self in the mirror. Or facing upward, splayed across a chest, lolling around like a plate of Jell-O, the eye quavering.

And the main character was so unlikeable! Did anyone else feel this way? I never even thought of such things until I was Mar 24, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Unfortunately, the author doesn’t rskesh follow up very well in the next chapter with the “cliffhanger.

As worst, however, it was boring, drawn-out, and ultimately dissatisfying. The author graduated from Princeton’s creative writing program, and some of the story is based in his own life and experience.

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He has an amazing sense of self in spite of the ridicule Blue Boy is a rqkesh written, bittersweet story about an Indian-American adolescent growing up in Ohio, discovering how different he is from everyone around him.

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Won’t be reading him again. The thing so endearing about this book is that the little boy thinks that he is Krishna.

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The novel fo Kiran is your average boy I don’t think Kiran is gay, i think he is quite confused with his cultural norms conflicting with what he sees around him every day and does not feel comfortable talking to his parents about his feelings. This connection to something uniquely Indian helps him survive the cruelty and fickleness of the few friends he has at school.


Big for a young boy, but very mundane for an adult reader. Not overseasoned with pretty words but still flavored with literary mastership thanks to Princetonand most of all, biting humor. Many gay coming of age stories, in fiction and in real life, share some common elements: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Will Kiran’s act be a success, will he finally get the recognition and approval he is seeking, or will this just be another failed attempt to unveil who he really is? His book readings are well-attended and very entertaining. An insightful book that reminds us how difficult–and ultimately liberating–it can be to accept our own uniqueness in spite of the opinions of others. Can someone tell me what page each rakesy starts on for this book? In the middle I thought things were heavy-handed: Oct 27, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: