[Rumer Godden] E-pub Cromartie Vs the God Shiva Read
review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Rumer GoddenTers feel like jigsaw puzzles with some weirdly specific details
"Included But Other Useful Or "but other seful or pieces left out That said some of the descriptions of the Coromandel coast in particular the references to the sea and to the Hotel where the protagonist stays are beautiful and so evocative and I ll be very excited to read Coromandel Sea Change and The Peacock Spring I just think this book would have benefitted from being extended and developed Rumer Godden is one of my favorite writers so when I suddenly found myself having deja vu during parts of the book that involved the Patna Hotel
and its staff I thought I must have read it before Butits staff I thought I must have read it before But feeling didn t persist and I discovered a plot line that was very new At the end of the book the author explained that Cromartie vs the God Shiva is a Siamese twin with Coromandel Sea Change and that certain scenes in the book are exactly the same Neat I enjoyed Cromartie but I didn t think it was written as well as Coromandel or Godden s other books Still it is a decent mystery involving very well drawn characters It is based on a true story about an Indian god that was stolen sold and eventually sent to a museum If I had no other reason to read this book I would have read it because it is a sort of flip side to Godden s previous novel Coromandel Sea Change And I really do love Rumer Godden whose books I have been reading since I learned to read if you haven t read her children s novels you should Your life will become less joyless when you do Anyway Same background some of the same charactersbut a very different book This is a tightly written fast moving beautiful noveland it made the Hindu faith breathe for me I ll say it again A beautiful beautiful novel A "NOVEL ABOUT STOLEN ART RIGHT UP MY ALLEY A "about stolen art Right Secangkir Kopi Panas di Pilot Cafe up my alley A century bronze Nataraja lifted from a Coromandel Coast hotel is at the center of the plot Godden based this on. Ent of India is also at heart a touching love story The story opens with the discovery that a revered eleventh century statue of the Hindu god Shiva has gone missing from the old fashioned Patna Hall hotel It endsp in the hands of a Canadian art dealer Mr Cromartie who takes it to London to be appraised by one of the world's chief specialists in Oriental antiues only to find it impounded by the Bri. A pleasant read and lighter than
the "Other Things I Ve Been Reading But "things I ve been reading but little disappointing for it is a veryother things I ve been reading but a little disappointing for it is a very story sometimes almost pat compromised by The Trial of Lizzie Borden unsubtle characterization I went in expecting to love this as I have every other Godden novel I ve read She writes well but this seemed to lack hersual magic I liked it but it really felt like a shell of a book a plan that never got finished It could have been three times longer without any change to the plot and I would ve enjoyed it The characters and story felt kind of caricature ish very single faceted and not cared about Why for instance were the earrings Michael bought described in such detail and later exclaimed over by other characters and then we never even find out if the recipient liked them or even got them It just felt a bit sloppy It would have been a wonderful book if it were SpecOps: Expeditionary Force, Book 2 up to scratc Well that was a bit of a let down I ll preface this review with a couple of disclaimers this is by no means Rumer Godden s best work I feel like I can state that fairlyneuivocally although I ve actually only read The Greengage Summer prior to this but I ADORED it and I m just going to overlook this one and carry on reading her earlier works which sound fab she s fairly open in a post script to the story about the fact that whole passages are duplicated from some of her other novels So from the outset you kind of know that the writer s heart isn t really in the story and my goodness it shows The
"Writing Abounds With Cringe Y "abounds with cringe y there s an excruciatingly toe curling albeit mercifully very brief sex scene and in fact all of the passages dealing with seduction and romance feel so formulaic and predictable with a lot of reliance on just feeling drawn to someone and just feeling compelled I suspect to avoid having to produce any detailed characterisation To be honest everything feels a bit rushed charac. With a magical story about art love and greed Rumer Godden returns to India the country that has inspired many of her greatest works Set in London and on south India's shimmering Coromandel coast the story is based on a real case that happened ten years ago concerning the ownership of a priceless bronze statue An entrancing modern day morality tale Cromartie v the God Shiva Acting Through the Governm.
"The Denouement Is And "denouement is nconvincing and both melodramatic and wooden DisappointingWhile I always enjoy Rumer Godden s writing I was disappointed in this her final book I had just finished The
Coromandel Coast a marvelous piece of work Instead of continuing the journey of familiar characters it felt like treading aCoast a marvelous piece of work Instead of continuing the journey of familiar characters it felt like treading a path through the same territory I recognized entire phrases taken directly from Coromandel It was a perfunctory job at best The plot was convoluted and the ending came too abruptly Stick to her other books written when she was younger Then you can t miss Picked it p on a free shelf I don t know why i was expecting something good but i REALLY don t know why i read the whole thing when it was evident from the first chapter what i was getting into to wit a regular old mystery with a dashing yet proper young hero spiced with delicious exotic colonial orientalism Duh the capable entrancingly beautiful well dressed woman is the love interest and the mastermind thief She had a bad childhood And LOVE makes her confess Blergh Not perhaps Godden s best work but still excellent Even her lesser works are light years better than the works of most authors This was I believe the last book Godden wrote before she died Knowing this I found her loving description of India where she was lived for so much of her childhood and young adulthood ite moving Surely this book was her farewell kiss for the country she loved so More enjoyable than the last one of Godden s books that I read Pippa Passes but not p to the standard I remember of her earlier books However I read them a long time ago and perhaps I wouldn t enjoy them so well nowPretty implausible plot but hey it was a How to Be an Even Better Listener uick rea. Tish police Insisting the statue was not stolen Mr Cromartie takes the case to court and a legal battle ensues Michael Dean a leading young lawyer is sent from London to assume the case for the defense the Indian government There he is instantly captivated by Artemis an enchanting and graceful archaeologist staying at the hotel who proves to be as elusive as the mystery of the theft he is investigati.