Sonia Gomes's Reviews > A Goan Adventure Starfish Pickle

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Frederick Noronha

Apr 12, 2024, 4:45:08 AMApr 12

Sonia Gomes's Reviews > A Goan Adventure Starfish Pickle

A Goan Adventure Starfish Pickle
Sonia Gomes's review
Jan 22, 2024

really liked it
bookshelves: goa

Not for Bina Nayak, the conventional Goa of sun, sea, sand and palm trees gently swaying in the wind. Bina drags us through the unconventional Goa that surprisingly does exist.

We see Goa through the eyes of Tara Salgaonkar, a professional diver…
A professional woman diver?
Yes that’s what Tara does for a living and if that doesn’t astound us… Tara is a diver who works at retrieving, dead human bodies from wrecks, plunging the depths of the seas and oceans.

Tara, as most of the young people in the seventies and eighties is deeply attracted to the peaceful culture of the Hippies who had come by the overland route to India in droves. Their music, their devil-may-care attitude is what drew Tara and her group of friends to Goa every summer.

In Goa, Tara is deeply mesmerised by Bholenath Guruji and his trance parties, something that all young people were very attracted to, with most of the times unsavoury consequences.

Tara collects some dark experiences as she navigates life.

Now, the question that confronts the reader is, will Tara be able to surpass these unfortunate experiences and move on peacefully through life?


Jeanne Hromnik

Apr 12, 2024, 5:57:37 AMApr 12
This is not a review but a summary.

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Sonia Gomes

Apr 12, 2024, 6:08:50 AMApr 12
Thank you Frederico. Kind regards. Sonia 

Jeanne Hromnik

Apr 12, 2024, 8:47:11 AMApr 12
I'm not sure why this irritates me, but I do know that the writer of this 'review' should not be thanking the person who posted it!
On the other hand, thanks Frederick for giving us access to this summary and drawing attention the book.
What would we do without you?
Kind regards

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