[Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden

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Cromartie Vs the God Shiva Review ë 2 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. 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

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Cromartie Vs the God Shiva Review ë 2 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 ends up 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. 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 fairly uneuivocally 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 cliches 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 characters feel like jigsaw puzzles with some weirdly specific details included but other useful or pertinent 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 Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Boss? eleventh century statue of the Hindu god Shiva has gone missing from the old fashioned Patna Hall hotel It Behind the Mountain ends up 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. 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 fairly uneuivocally 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 Addiction 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 cliches there s an Harry Gruyaert 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 Burning Central Coven 2 everything feels a bit rushed characters feel like jigsaw puzzles with some weirdly specific details included but other useful or pertinent 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 A Cry in the Wilderness Poetry from Pakistan evocative and I ll be very Secret Sins excited to read Coromandel Sea Change and The Peacock Spring I just think this book would have benefitted from being A Wedding in Hell extended and developed

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Cromartie Vs the God Shiva Review ë 2 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. 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 a hard 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


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    [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden More enjoyable than the last one of Godden's books that I read Pippa Passes but not up 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 uick read

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    [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden Review Cromartie Vs the God Shiva 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 joyles

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    [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden 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 descriptio

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    Review Cromartie Vs the God Shiva Rumer Godden Ç 2 Free download [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden 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 But the 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 a

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    [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden Picked it up 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 ye

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    Review Cromartie Vs the God Shiva Rumer Godden Ç 2 Free download [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden 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

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    Rumer Godden Ç 2 Free download [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden 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 a hard 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

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    Review Cromartie Vs the God Shiva [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden Rumer Godden Ç 2 Free download 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 describe

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    Review Cromartie Vs the God Shiva Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Rumer Godden Rumer Godden Ç 2 Free download A novel about stolen art? Right up my alley A twelfth century bronze Nataraja lifted from a Coromandel Coast hotel is at the center of the plot Godden based this on a true story she clipped from the newspaper The author's descriptions of India are always lyrical but here alas her characters seem paper thin And not to spo

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    [Cromartie Vs the God Shiva] Free Í Rumer Godden Rumer Godden Ç 2 Free download Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Rumer Godden A pleasant read and lighter than the other things I've been reading but a little disappointing for it is a very slight story sometimes almost pat compromised by 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 her usual magic

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  • Hardcover
  • 170
  • Cromartie Vs the God Shiva
  • Rumer Godden
  • English
  • 08 February 2020
  • 9780688155506