The Death of Vishnu
By Manil Suri
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060004385, 304pp.)
Publication Date: January 2002
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Blending incisive comedy with Hindu mythology and a dash of Bollywood sparkle, "The Death of Vishnu" is an intimate and compelling view of an unforgettable world.
"[A] literary accomplishment. eloquent, refined and tasteful.
-Washington Post Book World
"[THE DEATH OF VISHNU] reads like the work of a highly skilled and experienced practitioner of the writer's craft."
-The Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Suri, at his best, reveals not only a collision of modern and mythic India but a commingling of them."
-San Fransisco Chronicle
"Marvelously life-embracing . THE DEATH OF VISHNU is a seamlessly constructed, quietly eloquent work of art."
"A delightful and rich first novel.lyrical."
-Wall Street Journal
"Enchanting.Masterfully created.No telling detail or private vanity escapes the author's comic yet infinitely compassionate scrutiny."
"Deft and confident ."
-New York Times Book Review
"The reader is swept away by Suri's fresh, witty observations and tender comic moments."