“If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for?
A Wanderer
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Why should I look at a book’s standing in the Tamil literature community and decide whether I should like it or not? The fact that I liked this book, as a new Tamil reader, without knowing what Pudumai Pithan, Ka.Na.Su, Sundara Ramaswamy or Jeyamohan thought of it, says a lot about myself and the book.

Eventually, after reading more Tamil books, I might stop liking PS. I don’t mind making mistakes, learning and understanding what a “good book” for me is. But I’m not comfortable riding on some other author’s opinion on what a good book should be.