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The first hundred pages or so are spent discussing the culture and politics of Mumbai. After that, the story finally begins, but is broken and fragmented. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Amy B.
Breathtaking narrative, beautifully worded. Heartbreaking that it's all real. I am in awe of journalists like Boo who truly set out to discover and uncover the lives of people much... Read morePublished 20 hours ago by S. Jain
I did not enjoy the book. I am really not sure what happened. When the ending came, it just seemed to stop.Published 1 day ago by Aundrea McCall
The characters in this novel are beautifully developed and have so many dimensions.Published 1 day ago by patricia Metzger
It is good to have documentation like this. Sometimes you had to pinch yourself on just how bad things had become for those on the short end of the global capitalism stick, most... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Paul Richardson
It is hard to believe that this is nonfiction, but I have been to
India and it is factual.
Makes you appreciate your life more.
Ms. Boo writes beautifully and it was a delight to read her prose; however, I was confused as to whether this was fiction or non-fiction. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Enkimoz
Very confronting story of slum life in Mumbai and yet a celebration of life in adversity. Also a very good moviePublished 9 days ago by Andrew Caro
a captivating book that portray in a very balanced way the humanity of the protagonists and how they are affected by their environmentPublished 9 days ago by VivNYC