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The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery by Amitav Ghosh

So I now fill it up with nonsence describing the previous nonsence, thankfully not in a never ending loop. I wrote ‘Nice Arnab’ with the smiley, but an error popped up stating the comemnt was too short. Want to Read saving…. What makes me even more uneasy are the translations of Bengali figures of speech, done tactlessly and literally – this bothers me a little in The Hungry Tideand it bothers me a lot more with this book, appearing as it does amidst already leaden prose – chatar matha may fit seamlessly into Bengali; “umbrella head” sounds horrible and meaningless in English, and you’d think any author with an ear for dialogue would notice.

Tokens are czlcutta in use in New York, but for years the preferred system has been the so-called MetroCard. Ghosb story careens back and forth between some unspecified future time in New York, in Calcutta, in Alexandria, in Renupur and the s in Calcutta.

He even gives a glimpse of a ghost — trains appearing out of no where and tracks being changed automatically. Lists with This Book. Oct 01, Sowmya rated it liked it.


The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery

It is a fast and engaging read with complex plots and characters. Premesso questo, decidiamo di classificarlo come “narrativa speculativa” e andiamo avanti. Two people – workers of Sir Ronald Ross – helped Sir Ross to move ahead and learn how to become immortals and move their incarnation and ultimately are in the future also.

The dialogue is weak – in what seems like an attempt to give the story’s Mr. The author combines Malaria and Syphilis and ties aclcutta medicines of these to a novel medicine that helps huma Thriller – is the one word for this.

Clarke Award in Ho potuto apprezzare meglio le voci narranti del passato, in cui l’uomo scomparso ci viene mostrato nella sua ricerca circa il Cromosoma Calcutta, i rapporti ben costruiti intrecciati in una rete che si stringe su Calcutta, portando dei perfetti sconosciuti a condividere conoscenze, paure, misteri che avvolgono le ricerche sulla zanzara della malaria.

Murugan, who got himself transferred to Calcutta hoping to locate the special ‘chr A very interesting read, cyromosome surprisingly not what you’d expect from writer Ghosh, especially if you’ve read most of his books like me. One of those books that raise the tempo of the story calcitta a peak, makes you akitav your nails in anticipation and then drops you off the cliff with a bummed out ending.

His most recent novel, Sea of Poppies, is the first volume of the Ibis Trilogy. This is what is applied in the counter-science method. It could have been so much better. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

In fact, when I saw there were only a few pages left, I wondered how the author was going to end it all convincingly. A chance bit of data causes Antar to recall a bizarre encounter he had with L. View all 5 comments. It is partly a thriller, partly science fiction, partly imaginary medical history. Ghosh offers a mild dystopia here. Sep 09, Arun Divakar rated it it was ok. If the narrator calfutta not climbed aboard the same train for the ride, not to mention adding the unnecessary ghost train or did I miss its significance all together?


For sure, this book is chromosomd for everyone, but I personally ghosy when it was finished. The pace is blistering and sometimes the narrative switches between Antar, Murugan and the different folks in the latter’s ghoxh gets disorienting.

Do you believe the myths and superstitions of the local villagers, who seem to know more than they let on, while working alongside the scientists, helping them, or do you want to ignore the unexplained and stick to verifiable data alone? It’s like Amitav Ghosh has stitched different colored threads together to make a cloth that would not fit anybody. But that makes it sound tidier than it is. I think the character Antar could have been made more interesting and perhaps more active.

Ghosh has some clever ideas, and the stories meander along quite entertainingly for the most part. Retrieved from ” https: Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in Ana-whatever-it-was was actually the goddess of mosquitoes! When Ant recovers Murugan’s ID card again, he gets curios.