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A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

3 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Paul Theroux

Theroux's latest novel galvanized critics, who found very little middle ground. Detractors pointed to a rickety plot, inexplicably abandoned subplots, flat secondary characters, repetitious imagery, narrative inconsistencies, and tediously long-winded … see full wiki

Author: Paul Theroux
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade
4 reviews about A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
review by . July 25, 2010
This was my first time reading Thoreaux but I absolutely loved it. The breath taking cover adorned with haunting blue's, fuchsia and gold made me feel like I was closer to India and the story itself was rich and decadent, it unfolded lazily at its own speed, oozing mystery and sultriness like a melting camembert, it captured my interest but it's not a lightning fast read, it's not meant to be. Not every story has to be a nonstop bucket of ice cream, the melting thrill screams to be eaten before …
review by . March 02, 2010
Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta is Paul Theroux's twenty-ninth novel and his forty-third published book. He has long been a distinguished writer, whose forays into travel books have enriched his novel writing with exotic locales and peoples and insight into parts of our character that we might otherwise miss because we've learned to mask them so in our own daily dealings with the people around us. He's long been one of our more interesting authors, with a contrarian sense of the strangeness of this …
review by . March 02, 2010
Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta is Paul Theroux's twenty-ninth novel and his forty-third published book. He has long been a distinguished writer, whose forays into travel books have enriched his novel writing with exotic locales and peoples and insight into parts of our character that we might otherwise miss because we've learned to mask them so in our own daily dealings with the people around us. He's long been one of our more interesting authors, with a contrarian sense of the strangeness of this …
review by . January 24, 2010
The ennui of a travel writer in Calcutta is the catalyst for a strange tale of obsession, betrayal and exploitation. Jerry Delfont has come to a moment of reckoning in his career as he considers his "dead hand", writer's block, admitting he has been "pretending to be a writer when I was only indulging myself as a tourist". Salvation arrives in the form of a letter from a wealthy woman, Merrill Unger, who appeals to Delfont to help her solve the mystery of a dead child, to shed light on an outrageous …
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