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Wow! Here is a book bursting with life. The young narrator is a bit like the narrator in The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, has a bit of a chip on his shoulder, and is not... Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by vodkasauce
I found the dialect difficult to understand, and most of the book is dialect without much in the way of background. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Lorne A. Runge
If you are a typical sheeple who loves senseless violence, the type of obvious coolness that can only be had by wearing crisp clothing with the latest ridiculous label on, racism,... Read morePublished on December 13, 2010 by Bazzy
I decided to ignore the negative reviews and give this a shot.
First of all, you should know that GM read a lot of really dark novels prior to writing this. Read more
I never write reviews, but I am writing one this time because I want people who stopped reading the novel because of the language to pick it back up. The language bothered me, too. Read morePublished on March 4, 2008 by annanimal
An author makes a conscious choice whether or not to use any of the available human elements of drama; thus, Gautam Malkani frames his novel, Londonstani, around two scenes of... Read morePublished on February 12, 2008 by Jerome Titus
The story follows a naive just-past-school-age teenager named Jas and his East Indian 'bredren' crew as they navigate their way through life in Hounslow, London (aka home to... Read morePublished on December 27, 2007 by Brittany Rose
This debut novel by financial journalist Malkani is well worth reading and deserves much respect for its brilliant recreation of a particular form of urban patois. Read morePublished on November 14, 2007 by A. Ross
I never knew that terms such as "paki", "rajamuffin", "britasian", "rudeboy" or "desi" had so many meanings! Read morePublished on November 10, 2007 by Paul Dsouza