This book is brilliant, beautiful, and dangerous -- a great account of an interesting city.
And my goodness, I don't even know who half these people are, but even I can tell that Mehta is dropping way too many names.
Overall, I think it is an amazing book and I would recommend it to any bambaiyya interested in reading about the city.
Great read- almost an ethnography of many different types of residents of the big city.Published 29 days ago by C. Tucker
As a man who was born and raised in Mumbai, then called Bombay, the journalist and writer Suketu Mehta was uniquely situated to report on this city. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lonebeaut
This is a book for anyone interested in Bombay or India or the world. The author, Suketu Mehta, who grew up in Bombay, immigrated as a teenager to New York, and has been back and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sandra Breuer
Lots of interesting stories and the author captures emotions, atmosphere and culture very well. What a great sacrifice to spend two years with the worst of life in India. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lee Walker
A brilliant book with multiple personalities. Suketu Mehta himself morphs to reflect the person he speaks with -- whether a shooter, a bar dancer or a powerful movie producer and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kavita Srinivasan
I have enjoyed the book as it brings the real India to life. I visited India
and reading the book I understood the Indian people better and all the
trials they go... Read more
I picked this up at a Salvation Army store. It's interesting, at least in part because I knew nothing of Mumbai. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David W. Nicholas
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The book starts out well but soon becomes tedious with too many names to keep track of. After the pleasant beginning akin to the Year in Provence series about relocating and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Leach