Search Results: "Vikram Seth"


BOOK REVIEW

AN EQUAL MUSIC by Vikram Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1999

"Seth can do better—but don't be surprised if An Equal Music becomes very, very popular. ($150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A highly readable if frustratingly uninvolving story of lost love set in the rarefied world of classical music performance, from the Indian-born British poet and author of the verse novel The Golden Gate (1991) and the Tolstoyan A Suitable Boy. (1993). Read full book review >

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A SUITABLE BOY by Vikram Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1993

Set in newly independent India, Nehru's early 1950's, this adipose saga counterbalances a book of social manners—the marrying off of a well-to-do educated young woman, Lata Mehra—with a historical account (even at the level of transcribed parliamentary debate) of the subcontinent trying to find its societal bearings vis-Ö-vis language, religion, and the redistribution of estate-lands taken off the hands of the elite. Read full book review >

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TWO LIVES by Vikram Seth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Another triumph for one of the most versatile and engaging of all contemporary writers."
The Indian-born poet (The Golden Gate, 1986) and novelist (A Suitable Boy, 1993) extends his already impressive range with this replete family memoir. Read full book review >

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ARION AND THE DOLPHIN by Vikram Seth
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"The scenery, though lush, has little Grecian fragrance. (Picture book/mythology. 6-9)"
This retelling of the ancient Greek tale of Arion the musician and his dolphin friend receives fractured, confusing treatment. Read full book review >

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RED EARTH AND POURING RAIN by Vikram Chandra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"Still: a richly textured and engrossing debut. (Author tour)"
Everyone has a story to tell in this impressive debut from Bombay-bred, Houston-based Chandra: a wide-ranging, often riveting patchwork of India's past and present and the clash of cultures in colonial and post-colonial times. Read full book review >

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GEEK SUBLIME by Vikram Chandra
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An engaging exercise in interdisciplinary thought, both elegant and eloquent. Besides, who can resist a text that works karma, Marcel Duchamp and iterative programming into a single thought?"
A fruitful exploration of computer-age aesthetics, when artists are making use of programming even as programmers consider themselves artists. Read full book review >

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THE AFFLICTIONS by Vikram Paralkar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A haunting take on the ills of flesh and soul."
An archaic world struggles with strange maladies in this darkly whimsical meditation on human discontents. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND LONGING IN BOMBAY by Vikram Chandra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1997

"A brilliant work, equally effective in its radiant separate parts and as a pleasingly complex and highly original construction."
Five ingeniously linked long stories by the young Indian-born author whose impressive fictional debut was the magical-realist Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Well-suited for academic studies and most general readers, the first volume of this work sets a high standard for other books on the subject."
Trying to understand all the issues involved in energy policy and production can be like drinking from a fire hose, but the authors of this introductory work—split into two volumes—do solid work in controlling the flow with good humor and a sensible approach. Read full book review >

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PUPPY POOL PARTY! by Seth Casteel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"These precocious pups will appeal to a wide audience of dog lovers, including beginning readers and older readers. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A passel of pups play underwater at their own pool party in this simple story illustrated with high-quality photographs. Read full book review >

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WIMBLEDON GREEN by Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A humble hobby is pursued with Indiana Jones-style vigor."
How did the world's greatest comic collector get to be so great? And what's with the hats? Read full book review >

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Journey to Galumphagos by Seth Eisner
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-paced, delightful children's book with a moral that's clear without being heavy-handed."
In this entertaining, fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers, three siblings discover that running away from problems might create more of them. Read full book review >