- Paperback: 364 pages
- Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press (15 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1908524367
- ISBN-13: 978-1908524362
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,04,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Cut-Like Wound (Inspector Gowda) Paperback – 15 May 2014
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"This is not just a story of another smart cop on the trail of another serial killer. It is more an exploration of the mind of a killer, that tempts the reader to sympathize." India Today "Nair writes big, brave descriptions of one brutal murder after the next, relentlessly describing each death even as sub-inspector Santosh loses his breakfast over them. At the crux of every great mystery novel is that penny-drop moment where the revelation leaves you cold with shock. In Cut Like Wound, the penny hits you on your head like a golf ball." Time Out "'Once I've created a character, I step into their shoes',says Nair who admits to an element of wish fulfillment with Gowda. 'Here's a character who can do all the things I can't. He rides a Bullet motorcycle and can get piss drunk - all those things that one part of me won't allow me to do.' A confirmed detective fiction junkie, you hope the author hurries up with the next installment. It's torture to wait two years for any man; it's even worse if he's as interesting as Inspector Borei Gowda." Hindustan Times
About the Author
Anita Nair lives in Bangalore and is a prize winning, internationally acclaimed author, playwright, essayist, lecturer and literary personality. Her novel Ladies Coupe, first published in the US ten years ago by St. Martin's Griffin, is a feminist classic which has been published in thirty languages all over the world. The Daily Telegraph called it 'one of the most important feminist novels to come out of South India'. The movie adaptation of her previous book, Lessons in Forgetting, has just won the Indian national award for the best feature film in English language, and an Indian language film based on this new book is already being discussed. Anita Nair has never shied away from the darker underside of life but Cut Like Wound is a new departure for her into noir and literary crime. St Martin's Press has recently published her latest novel, The Lilac House, in the US.
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Read a thriller after a long time. I think I have a crush on Inspector Borei Gowda.
It became more interesting as I live in Bangalore. I have visited most of the places mentioned in the book. So it was easy visualising the scenes. Yet the darkness did not completely spook me out. It was in the correct dose that I liked. And even though it is a thriller, you can find the brilliance of Anita Nair shine through, especially in language and structure.
This title is itself explains about the genre..
Be careful that it has cuss words and feelings on a large scale so check with your parents and then go for it..!!
Overall a good book,great story,good work by author.!
But even in my wildest dreams, I never dreamt I would be sitting in New York city reading about a ragi mudde eating Gowda detective from Bangalore !!!
Can you imagine the kick I got in Manhattan, reading about Bore Gowda kicking ass in Bengaluru!
As a Gowda from Bangalore, I am hugely biased I know ...I loved this book ! I had such a blast reading about Bangalore, the foods, the people, the places...I cannot describe how thrilled I felt to see a Bangalore based crime fiction being read and sold in the international markets. Through this book, the world will come to know about ragi mudde, nippattu and soppina saaru; they will discover honest cops do exist in India.
I hope Nair gives us more of Bore Gowda thrillers soon!
Thanks a ton Nair for making my day!
Absolutely un-put-downable !!!
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