Kalki: a novel

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Random House, 1978 - Fiction - 254 pages
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Teddy Ottinger, journalist and the world's foremost woman pilot, journey's to Katmandu to investigate the claims of an ex-G.I. named Kelly who has presented himself as the Hindu god Kalki and announced the destruction of mankind

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User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Gore Vidal, you sly fox. Very rarely am I as shocked by plot twists as I was with this book. Multiple occasions I literally said out-loud "are you kidding me?!" as if I was flabbergasted by what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gowri - Goodreads

There's something very "banality of evil" about this novel -- you can tell, clearly, that it was written in the late 1970s, as it has a particular sensibility about it. I thought it was really good ... Read full review


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Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American chronicle novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992, won the National Book Award. He divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.