Just finished reading Randidangazhi
at long last. It has a happier ending than either my dad or I was expecting. I'm not sure what I'll do next.
My dad suggested that I read Verukal
by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan, but I think that's longer than Randidangazhi
, so I'm thinking of maybe taking a break from Malayalam novels for a while and maybe reading Zhao Ziyang's autobiography 改革历程
in Traditional Chinese instead. And Malayattoor is kind of an asshole anyway.
I could read Payyan Kathakal
. Or I could just read book III of Practical Chinese Reader
(The latest book I have in that series is book V, which is made up entirely of original short stories, each followed by a vocabulary list entirely in Mandarin Chinese, including pinyin for each new term). Or I could read something else altogether in Malayalam, something totally unexpected like, what was that one book called...Kadalasupookkal
by K. M. Mathew, better known by his pen name, Ekalavyan. In the end, I suspect I'll end up reading another Malayalam novel anyway.