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Ratings and Book Reviews (12 178 star ratings
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4.2 out of 5
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  • 6 person found this review helpful

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    Worth reading

    This is an elegiac account of being a child of poor immigrants in small-town Ontario in mid-90s. It was very well-written, and the main point of the book wasn't immediately obvious. I think it is about how poor people, especially immigrants, are misunderstood and mishandled by the wider society. It is a short and easy to read novella, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a sample of contemporary Canadian fiction.
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    Interesting book

    An important book. This book lets you know what life is really like for immigrants to Canada. A bit disjointed but kept me reading.
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    Very glad to have read 'Brother'

    The book flowed nicely and was paced well and, although the timeline went back and forth, I had no trouble following it. The subject was like nothing i'd ever read before, and opened my eyes to a different kind of life. I was truly drawn in to the drama. My concern about this family was real and I was genuinely sad when certain events took place regarding Francis and their mother. I could feel Michael's heartache. I was happy to see that life was moving on, and in a positive direction, for some of the characters, but I wanted to know more about what might later become of Michael. I was worried about him at the end, and wished Chariandy had given us a hint of happier times to come for Michael. All in all, I'm very glad to have read 'Brother'. It'll stay in my memory for a long, long time.
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    Excellent and timely

    Held my interest from start to finish. Great characters, setting and plot.
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    Brother

    I loved this book. David painted a vivid portrait of the struggles and defeats of poor immigrant families trying to survive in this melting pot of a place called Scarborough. In my opinion he nailed it on so many levels.
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