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Horror critic Edward Bryant calls Song of Kali "an exactingly constructed, brutal, and uncompromising study of the degree to which an evil place may permeate and steep all that makes us human" and writes that it embodies "the stance of a psychologically violent novel about a violent society as a defensible and indisputably moral work of art." Song of Kali won a World Fantasy Award. --Fiona Webster
A poet need not always rhyme
But a reason's essential, you'll find.
Calcutta is evil's persuasion
Demanding its manifestation. Read more
I read this book for free from the Amazon Overdrive program.
This book was apparently written in the 70's or maybe early 80's and is set in Calcutta. Read more
I like Dan Simmons, but this isn't his best effort. It takes a while to get to the meat of the story, and just as things get interesting, the story shrivels into a weak denouement. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sean Crickenberger
I have not read the book as yet but plan to and will post a review subsequently. However, the purpose of this review is to voice my protest about the way Calcutta (or Kolkata as it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was too much Calcutta, which I hope to heaven is not overly factual in its poverty and squalor. I have been briefly to Bombay, now known as Myanmar, and recall the streets at... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lucille Bellucci
In many ways, Hinduism seems like a complex patchwork of primitive regional myths, bound together by a rich literary tradition detailing the complicated history of the hundreds and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. K. Lidster
A disappointment in horror yarn. Yes, the author obviously spent time in Calcutta and knows it well enough, but the long drawn out story and the improbable feat of smuggling a gun... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Maximo
This is not Dan Simmons at his finest. The characters are forgettable and the plot is somewhat blurry. However, the pure prose of the man never disappoints. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John R. Gaines