|Plot Summary of The Calcutta Chromosome|
This book is a literary science fiction novel by one of India's top writers. It is about a group of people who practice anti-science, that is, a form of science that uses silence not knowledge as a tool. Scientists involved with investigation into malaria get involved with this group which is trying to use guide the scientific discoveries of the traditional scientists in ways that will reveal to them the secret of immortality though inter-body transference.
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|Chapter Analysis of The Calcutta Chromosome|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- blue collar worker
- long lived adults
- 20th century
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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