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Alchemy of Desire, The - Tarun Tejpal Reviews

Good visualization abt the plot, missing story.
May 22, 2012 04:51 PMRead
When I finished the book I thought some pages from my book are missing, as ending was so abrupt. and  there was no storyline at all. So no question of continuity. in bits of pieces it becomes interesting at some points but your pleasure of reading vanishes soon, story is in 3 different time fram...Read More

Mediocre to say the least
Jun 27, 2006 05:47 PMRead
somehow managed tofinish the book. ANd wondered why did tarun Tejpal even took the effort to write it and why did I take the effort to read it. I also could not understand why did V S Naipaul feel that it was an great original novel from India. He must be nuts. The sex is dreary, unimanaginative...Read More

Feb 26, 2009 01:20 PMRead
I have to write about Tarun J Tejpal's second novel "THE STORY OF MY ASSASSINS" in the review meant to be for his debut novel "THE ALCHEMY OF DESIRE" because his second book has not been updated in this website and I would like all the members of this wonderful potrayal to know about Telpal's se...Read More


Alchemy of Desire, The - Tarun Tejpal
A good read
Dec 14, 2006 02:01 PMRead
I'd heard a lot about this book-from newspaper reviews etc, but deferred buying it until it was released in paperback.The book begins with the narrator discovering his desire for his wife suddenly gone, after 15 years of conjugal bliss. It then seamlessly switches from present day to flashba...Read More

Alchemy of Desire -Good narrative style
Sep 07, 2006 09:07 AMRead
Excellentnarrative style. If not for digressions to unnecessary people, the novel would have been pretty good. The story should have been only that of the narrator and Fiz continued in one stretch till the end. The occasional breaks from the main stream drained the charm of the novel away. Where...Read More

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