This novel is by the well-known academic, the sociologist of middle-class India, Dipankar Gupta. The Crime Writers Festival at Delhi revealed that he had written LTY under the pseudonym of Doug Gunnery. I wish I hadn’t known. A former colleague at JNU, even if one I don’t personally know, is a difficult writer to review. It is especially so in this case because LTY is DG’s first novel. I cannot begin a review of his book by saying that this quarter boiled crime novel stutters from the start to nearly half way, and stutters again at the end.
April 2015, volume 39, No 4