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Family Planning: A Novel Paperback – November 18, 2008
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More About the Author
Karan's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR's All Things Considered, The New Yorker online, The Believer, n+1, The Paris Review Daily, and Bookforum. A graduate of Stanford University and the Michener Center for Writers, he lives in Austin, Texas.
Top Customer Reviews
The fun, however, starts on page one and continues throughout the book. We have family follies and political pandemonium; coming-of-age and first-love; and lots of children.
I felt as if Mahajan was sitting next to me telling me the story; the writing was that real and 'friendly'. I am amazed that this is a first book. This being the P.S. edition, we also get the additional material from him in the back of the book.
Grab this one if you want to have fun and enjoy a satiric look at part of the life of India.
I'm looking forward to seeing more from this young, and very talented, writer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is brilliant! It dazzles on every single page. You will laugh and be drawn into a world that is unique to this book and no other. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Julien84
While I respect Karan for trying to write, this has been one of the most boring books I have come across in a while. Read morePublished on November 24, 2010 by viola2812
With his effervescent debut, Karan Mahajan splatters onto the world stage, coating modern New Delhi in salty gouts of compassion, capturing what it means to be both human AND... Read morePublished on January 14, 2010 by Tony T.
This book was crude and I failed to see the comedy in the book! I found it far from amusing. Completing the book was a struggle. Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by K. Ismail
This book is kind of funny -- has a few good gags, but it doesn't go anywhere. There is no real story; it's about nothing.Published on September 4, 2009 by Katherine
Rakesh Ahuja has thirteen children (with one on the way) and a wife whom he is attracted to only when she is pregnant. Read morePublished on April 17, 2009 by Jessica Anderson