The Remix of Orchid

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Another Crisp Review

Daily News & Analysis, DNA India in short, a Mumbai-based leading news paper has carried this review of my book. It's accessible by this link:

Let me copy 'n paste it here.

The Remix Of Orchid
AN Nanda
350 pages

The author, as Ruskin Bond points out in his foreword, is a clever man. In this work of fiction, set in the Andaman Islands, he finds stories in every grain of sand on its lush beaches. There is history and everyday relationships, murder and con games, sightseeing and introspection. There is the tale of Malovika, the established author who suffers from a severe case of writer’s block, Nitish, who battles the Postal God, and many more. All of these stories explore the not-quite-natural and edge-of-rational realm that seems just out of reach of reality. Each story is distinct, but taken together, this collection, by an author who has just been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Sadhbhavna award for popular writing for 2007, presents a view of the islands that comes only with familiarity, after many years of living and working there.


Where is a murder in my book? Oh yes, there is a murder of an emaciated dog. Oh my poor thing.

The review should have mentioned where the book is available. This would have helped my marketing. However let me supply the omission here:
A. N. Nanda


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