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Monday, August 21, 2006

'David Mitchell Syndrome'

In his Guardian review, Adam Mars-Jones finds much to like in Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games. But he also finds it too long:

"It is as if Chandra had read Ghostwritten or Cloud Atlas during the composition of Sacred Games and decided he would experiment with organising scraps of material more esoterically, holding them together with nothing but writerly willpower. It would have been no disgrace, even in a novel of such ambition and inclusiveness, to have left a few corners of the cosmos unexplored for the time being."


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