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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The book meanders a bit, characters are mere sketches. But the plot while circuitous is none the less engaging. Overall this is a good quick read. Read full review

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As I was reading Kalki I was initially hooked by Teddy, the main character and her inner monologue. It felt like listening to Gore Vidal's thoughts because they were irratic and intellectual. My main ... 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.