Monthly Archives: May 2011

Notes on Literature: A ‘Planned Novel’ and its Critic

My thoughts on Latha Anantharaman’s review of Ashwin Sanghi’s novel, Chanakya’s Chant, as jotted down in my notebook on 3rd April 2011, the day I read the review. I’m posting it here almost verbatim and hasten to add that I haven’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Laughing Policeman: A Capsule Review

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö pull off a most remarkable feat in their iconic Martin Beck novel, The Laughing Policeman, by combining the grittiness, dogged determination, and sheer routine-driven pattern creation of the police procedural with Agatha Christie’s world of elegant solutions, extraordinary connections and brilliant … Continue reading

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