March 16, 2010

Roadrunner: Outlook Traveller and Organiser

A couple more reviews of my book Roadrunner: An Indian Quest in America:

* In the March 2010 issue of Outlook Traveller, Rimli Sengupta is critical.

* In a recent issue of Organiser (the RSS publication), Jayant Patel is, I think, appreciative. (Hard to tell because his review is really just a collection of excerpts from the blurb and the book itself).


Some earlier reviews:

* Pramod Nayar's praise.

* Sanjay Sipahimalani's criticism.

* Sumana Mukherjee said good things.


Anonymous said...

I left a coment about this first time you linked to reviews of your book, and I justwanted to repeat.....

Youre the only author I can think of who links to criticism of his book. When you first did it a couple of months ago, it actually made me want to buy and to read the book. So I bought it in Delhi and read it.

And haveing read it I haveto say I dont agree with the criticism, though in a way your linking to it fits with the theme or spirit of the book. It is an excellent read with lot of insights and observation. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sory last comment was from me.


Dilip D'Souza said...

thanks, rk. Glad you enjoyed it.

Jai_C said...

That was most likely the first time I went to the Organizer site. You actually care for what ppl there say abt your book?

Until the other commenters on these threads mentioned it, I thought most ppl linked to negative reviews as well. Limited experience- the only other blogger books I know abt are Dork and MIHYAP. Its too soon to see if Sidin Vadukut or Greatbong link to negative reviews.

If they dont, hats off to you.


Dilip D'Souza said...

Jai, it's not that I care or not for what folks at the Organiser say. It's something about the book that's out there, that's all.

As for who links to what kind of reviews, I should confess I'm not really interested in finding out. But please go ahead if you like.

Anonymous said...

Well, since I did start it and you dont seem to mind, I'm reporting in to say that the dork subsite has reviews listed under:

positive mentions
blogger mentions
ok-passable-theekthaak mentions
maha-Hatred mentions

...though there are lots of positives and they get to go first :-)

It would be a good trend - projects a fair and balanced approach- and I hope it will pick up if its so uncommon currently.