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.
I've lived in Mumbai for 34 years and I am an avid reader. I had read this book about 2 years. In the past 2 years there must have been hundreds of book, that I may have read. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Initially fascinating, then the narrative describes in all-too-graphic detail all the elements and horrors of life
in Mumbai. Read more
Great read- almost an ethnography of many different types of residents of the big city.Published 5 months 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 9 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