Search Results: "Kunal Basu"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CURE by Kunal Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Fortunately, it's the readers who win."
This richly painted literary novel brings a Portuguese doctor to 19th-century China to find a cure for syphilis. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURIST by Kunal Basu
Released: July 1, 2004

"Brilliant work, from one of the finest new novelists at work today."
A most unusual portrait of the artist gradually takes shape in this Anglo-Indian author's limpid second novel (after The Opium Clerk, 2003). Read full book review >

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THE OPIUM CLERK by Kunal Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Superbly researched, quite beautifully written: a formidable first novel."
The complex effects of the Eastern opium trade on three generations of an embattled Anglo-Indian "family"—all painstakingly traced in this elegant first novel. Read full book review >

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THE WINDFALL by Diksha Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"The humor seems strained in this comedy of errors, manners, and money."
A middle-aged Delhi couple find themselves suddenly wealthy. Read full book review >

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YES, MY ACCENT IS REAL by Kunal Nayyar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Nice guy; nice book."
An amiable collection of reminiscences by the Indian actor about girls, school, jobs, family, and acting. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA & ABDUL  by Shrabani  Basu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"King Edward's success in repressing stories of one of Queen Victoria's advisers has now been overturned with solid research and crisp, clear writing."
The story of the Indian man who took the place of John Brown in Queen Victoria's life and heart. Read full book review >

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THE STARS CAN WAIT by Jay Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"So much here feels forced and improbable that it's difficult to properly credit the delicacy with which the scenes have been shaped and rendered. Basu is a real stylist, but has yet to prove himself a novelist."
A first-time author's impressive lyric gift graces—but isn't enough to save—this simultaneously underimagined and overplotted debut set in a mining village in occupied Poland during WWII.. Read full book review >

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THE BODY ECONOMIC by David Stuckler
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"A dramatic study emphasizing some of the combined consequences of ideological obsessions and bureaucratic thoughtlessness."
How budget-cutting responses to recession produce increases in death rates and epidemiclike breakdowns in public health. Read full book review >