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`Solo' is a book I didn't expect. In reading the synopsis of a man obsessed with music and chemistry, I had a feeling that in parts this would be dry and uninteresting. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Andrew Ellington
In Solo, Rana Dasgupta puts words together in a way much older than his age. I'm not saying it's more mature, I mean he created two different stories of a one hundred year old... Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by JO
Ras Dasgupta's novel "Solo," is a beautiful novel that explores the real versus the imagined. The novelist explores the life of Ulrich, a blind centurion. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by silhouette_of_enchantment
One line summary of the story/ plot: it's about the thoughts and reminiscences of a 100-yr old Bulgarian man called Ulrich, traversing his life and the world around him. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by Sheetal Bahl
The author writes well, but I found the book boring. After reading the first half, I stopped. He describes the protagonist well, but there is little about this protagonist or his... Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by slip
I can't stop thinking about this book. It is in two parts, and could actually be considered two books. Read morePublished on August 10, 2011 by Too Many Cats
Reading this book was a joy, especially the first part. The heartfelt story of an old man and his life was superbly put together. Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by BronxRev
This is a tough book to summarize, to synthesis a paragraph description that is at all useful to a potential reader. Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Michael A. Duvernois
The Book Report: It's very tough to reduce this book to a synopsis. Ulrich, born in the dawning years of the 20th century in Sofia, Bulgaria, is the thwarted and stunted son of a... Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by Richard Derus