A reader's journal sharing the insights of various authors and my take on a variety of topics, most often philosophy, religion & spirituality, politics, history, economics, and works of literature. Come to think of it, diet and health, too!
Saturday, July 6, 2013
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator by Tarquin Hall
He’s done it again.
Targquin Hall has written
another clever and entertaining detective novel that, in addition to the inherent
pleasures of a well-conceived detective novel, also shines a bright flashlight on
the enigma of India. In my
review of an earlier book (The Case
of the Deadly Butter Chicken), I said a lot about Hall and his project, and
I have a hard time adding anything new to those insights, so this review will
be short. However, do not take away from the brevity of my review that the book
lacks. A book that delves into Delhi, gurus, magic, “kitty parties”, family
relations, and the whole tangle that is contemporary India so deftly deserves
high praise. Highly recommended for insight and fun.