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Animal's People by Indra Sinha
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Nov 08, 2007

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Animal's People is a clever book. As with his first novel, The Death of Mr Love, author Indra Sinha again strives to be the Indian answer to Nabokov with his sly double-meanings and quick wordplay. However, despite effectively tackling an important issue—the Bhopal chemical disaster of 1984—Animal's People is perhaps too clever for its own good. Unless you have expert knowledge of Urdu, Hindi and French in addition to English (I don't) subtleties will be missed. Additionally, as with Mr Love, the novel takes a bizarre turn in the third act and rushes to an unsatisfying ending that seems out of place with what's come before. Recommended, but certainly not everyone's cup of chai.
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