Showing posts from October, 2012

Reviews of The Killing of an Author

A few other reviews of The Killing of an Author that I wish to share with my blog readers (more in a different post):

"You are funny and delightful . . . and nowhere are you too heavy to carry. I've never read anyone like you. I laugh, I ache, I smile, I cry - but never close the book without that smile surfacing."--Sheelagh Grenon, Canada

From Jesus B. Torres, Commander, Marine Corps, and author:
"I am not an avid reader as I'd like to be but after having Richard Crasta over for a meal and conversing with him, I realized that one of the newly acquired goals I self-realized was to read that book. Normally I'm a thin-skinned reader who winces at the thought of multiple consonant words which there are a myriad of, but I've never, "And the Rock says NEVER" enjoyed a book as thoroughly as I have with this one.....applause to Mr. Crasta for his hilarious breakthrough on what the hell it takes to get a book published. It almost cost him what's le…

Quotes from Various Reviews

These are quotes from various reviews for my books. Actual full reviews (a few of them) can be seen here:  Other reviews may be seen on by looking up the individual titles.


"Exuberant, unabashed picaresque novel . . . indefatigable good humor transcends the personal to stand for the contradictions and struggles of India as a whole. Considerable, irreverent charm." --Publishers Weekly"I salute you as a full-fledged colleague. Yes, I am reading you and finding you very funny!"--Kurt Vonnegut"Irreverent, unputdownable . . . has a comic timing never seen in any Indian novel to date."--The Indian Express"Absolutely spectacular . . .a hilarious novel, full of wit and glib language, with a whole lot of compassion thrown in. Dickensonian episodes, lightened by the Twain-sounding Tom Sawyerish experiences, … is for sale

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up for sale.

It was registered in 1999, and I think it has great potential, possibly as a commercial proposition, and possibly as a powerful symbol for the over one billion or more brown-skinned persons (and "persons of color") on this planet. I can think of other imaginative uses for this, and someone who can invest in this domain and hold on to it until the right buyer comes along (a sheikh? a billionaire? a corporation?) might turn in a neat profit.

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