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  • Title: Cromartie V. the God Shiva
  • Author: Rumer Godden
  • ISBN: 9780688155506
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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 theWith 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 Government 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 antiques, only to find it impounded by the British 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 investigating.
    Rumer Godden
    Margaret Rumer Godden was born in Sussex, but grew up in India, in Narayanganj Many of her 60 books are set in India Black Narcissus was made into a famous movie with Deborah Kerr in 1947.Godden wrote novels, poetry, plays, biographies, and books for children For information, see the official website Rumer Godden


    Commentaires:

    Eleanor
    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 now.Pretty implausible plot, but hey, it was a quick read!

    Nancy
    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 noveld it made the Hindu [...]

    Ideath
    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 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.

    Anne
    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, quite moving. Surely this book was her farewell kiss for the country she loved so.

    Jane
    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 spoil things, I'll just say that the denouement is unconvincing and somehow both melodramatic and wooden.

    Jen
    Fun story. The author paints a loving picture of India and the people. Fun, quick read. A little different.

    Nae
    As any of Godden's books centered in India this was a great read!

    Lori
    Rumer Godden is one of my all-time favorite authors so I was thrilled when I found a library with this volume which I hadn't read yet. I must say that I didn't enjoy much of this book as I had anticipated I would. I think that was mostly because it was a busy, busy season for me that left little time to read and catching only a page and a half before my eyes begin to cross at night didn't allow me to really delve into the book like I should have, especially one with setting like this one - at a [...]

    Lori
    Rumer Godden tries her hand at a cozy in this small book with a long-winded title. She has most of the standard elements at hand - an exotic location, a house-party atmosphere (actually it's set in small inn peopled with a full house of longterm guests), an assortment of eccentric guests and obsequious staff, even an unlikely and surprisingly (for Godden) earthy love interest. But once these essential plot features are in place, her characterization leaves me mystified about the motivations driv [...]

    Susan Oleksiw
    This is a light mystery/novel set mostly in South India at an old tourist hotel. The story is based on the incident of an ancient Hindu sculpture of Shiva being offered for sale in London. The image, a murti or religious icon, is a person under Hindu law and can sue just as a person can sue. The Indian Government sets out to find out who sold this image and smuggled it out of India. The story has little depth, though the characters, encountered before in another Godden novel, are richly drawn an [...]

    Mary Alice
    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 are exactly the same. Neat. I enjoyed Cromartie but I didn't thi [...]

    Jonathan
    An enjoyable novel, mostly set at the Patna Hall Hotel in south India, where a valuable statue of the god Shiva has gone missing, turning up at a British auction house. Michael Dean is sent to the hotel to discover what has happened, but finds information hard to come by. A cast of colourful characters emerge to help and hinder him in his quest, and the mystery is slowly unravelled. Based on true events this is a pacey, pleasing story, quite different in tone to many recent India-set books.

    Kataklicik
    Where have I been, that I've missed out on Rumer Godden?I bought this book at a clearance sale - the title begs such curious wonderment! And to be so pleasantly amazed that the writing is so akin to my favoured PD James, Ngaio Marsh, Agatha Christie :)Where have I been, that I've missed out on Rumer Godden?

    Marija
    Godden claims this book was an "alternative" to "Coromandel Sea Change," both taking place at Patna Hall and both including several of the same characters. This one, though the story was interesting, wasn't nearly as richly drawn as Coromandel Sea Change, which I highly recommend.

    Meredith
    Great to be back with some of the characters from Coromandel Sea Changet as meaty or thought-provoking as the other books by Rumer that I've read, but a light and enjoyable read.

    Patty
    I was quite disappointed. I expected a quirky book, with perhaps a profound message. It was much shallower and unrealistic than I anticipated.

    Maggie
    Although I'm a great fan of Rumer Godden's writing every now and then I find a book of hers that i can't enjoy. This was one of them. Fortunately most of her others are great reading.

    Ellen
    Very interesting premise!

    Teresa
    One of Rumer Goddens mysteries and probably her very last book published.

    Gina
    This book wasn't horrible, but I expected much, much better from Rumer Godden. The plot was sort of shallow and predictable.

    Bill Lively
    Rumer Godden's writings in her memoirs are far superior to this work of fiction.

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