The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery. Amitav Ghosh, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (p) ISBN . A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh. The Calcutta Chromosome This novel has been described as “a kind of mystery thriller” (India Today). It brings together three searches: the first is that of an.
|Published (Last):||3 February 2014|
|PDF File Size:||1.25 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||11.86 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
The plot uses a whole lot of themes – s “The Glass Palace” is one ghoeh my all time favourites, and I find it difficult to believe that it was written by the same author. Murugan, who chromosomf much of the burden of this book. Paperbackpages. Works by Amitav Ghosh. View all 3 comments. Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The middle layers are mystery and historical fiction.
Am avut o imagine formata in urma modului in care s-au derulat evenimentele si directia in care a mers actiunea in ultimele pagini, autorul intervenind si complicand, de neinteles, cu un cadru final, intregul peisaj.
We just follow the light or choose not to and end up still “following” the metaphorical light, inadvertantly. I think the character Antar could have been made more interesting and perhaps more active. Ghosh writes reasonably well, but not particularly so at least in this novel: In essence, a truly intriguing and interesting read.
It is partly a thriller, partly science fiction, partly imaginary medical history. Tokens are still in use in New York, but for years the preferred system has been the so-called MetroCard.
Few things were over the top and go unexplained. It is the first book I have read by him that I didn’t love!! I guess i like these thrillers and page-turners.
The Calcutta Chromosome – UK. The drama and adventure that unfolds in Calcutta is quite gripping; in fact it is gripping to the point of making the reader imagine Calcutta to be a place that hides esoteric secrets and legacies. Simply put, it detracts from a potentially interesting story.
The story begins in a very chromoso,e scenario with Antar, whose smart computer discovers an ID card belonging to a person who went missing in Aug 15, Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it really liked it Shelves: The dialogue is weak – in what seems like an attempt to give the story’s Mr.
Just that the end was a sour patch.
A Novel Amitav Ghosh 4. There are other figures in Calcutta — a journalist, a writer, and others — who play larger roles, and some of the story comes together quite nicely. Despite the hiccups, this is certainly a commendable and welcome attempt by Amitav Ghosh. View all 5 comments. Syphilis, malaria, mosquitos, pigeons and clay images all play a part. The worst part is the book ended so abruptly that I wanted to kick the author.
The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery
The one good thing that’s come out of my having sat through this is, I now know a thing or two about mosquitoes, parasites and Ronald Ross. Was it the fact that contrary to my usual style of writing reviews I took a lot at other reviewers and find them creating interpretations for the web spun for this tale? And while there is pain in torture, some people like me enjoy such things. It’s like Amitav Ghosh has stitched different colored threads together to make a cloth that would not fit anybody.
Started like a sci-fi but turned into a non-linear shuffling between 3 time periods across a century. Antar recalls that Murugan had been obsessed with malaria and its cause and the scientist who found the cause, Ronald Ross.
Avem in fata o lectura usoara, destul de antrenanta, ce m-a surprins prin multitudinea informatiilor istorice dar si stiintifice vehiculate, cu o inlantuire cursiva a actiunii si personaje cu lipici la cititor. On top of this, each time the narrative paints itself into a corner, along comes a bizarre and unworldly coincidence or digression which sorts it all out.
A chance bit of data causes Antar to recall a bizarre encounter he had with L. Thank you for your feedback. A bold stroke at creating a uniquely Indian view on science and how it would have been if science research was driven by mystics and cults?
It did some really ingenious things, and I can tell the author was thinking about a lot when he wrote it. So much so that I had to read available book summary articles to understand what the hell was going on actually. However, understanding this book is like the “Calcutta Chromosome” itself – knowing it means changing it or mutating it. So I now fill it up with nonsence describing the previous nonsence, thankfully not in a never ending loop.
The Calcutta Chromosome – Wikipedia
The book starts with a man, Antar, working on his super smart computer, Ava, and finding an I I picked up The Calcutta Chromosome after a friend recommended it. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
But the real crime is the plot. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.
He even gives a glimpse of a ghost — trains appearing out of no where and tracks being changed automatically. It is a fast and engaging read chromosoe complex plots and characters. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
Ora, cosa succede in questo futuro non meglio specificato e in questa frenetica Calcutta?
Explore the Home Gift Guide. With that the three timelines are set, and the novel shifts back and forth between them: