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He seemed to have a modicom of dignity and I learned enough of his story to feel for him a little, although he is sketched very sparsely.
The narrative is peppered with so many Marathi and Hindi words and phrases that I felt it would have been appropriate to include a glossary at the end of the book.
Bombay,or Mumbai, as it is known today, is brought to life by Jeet Thayil in this engrossing novel of sex, drugs and love in the underbelly of this sprawling city.
A fast paced, exquisitely written journey through the seedy and tantalizingly ephemeral world of altered consciousness. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Oni
It took me some time to get into Narcopolis but after that boy was it a fascinating read. Not quite a linear story, the different sections kind of pick up on details of different... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nishant Katoch
this is the best book on India I've read to date. I will watch the author for more. I expect more.Published 5 months ago by BronxRev
This novel opens with our mysterious narrator stating, “…and since I’m the one telling it (the story) and you don’t know who I am, let me say that we’ll get to the who of it but... Read morePublished 6 months ago by TonyMess
This book was selected by another member in my book club and would not be something I would normally pick out. However, I'm glad I was exposed to this and I really liked this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by abiddings
This novel has little to say. Very little insight. Relies on sensationalism. I don't recommend it unless you want to kill time.Published 7 months ago by David C. McFadden
Superficially you can compare it to Junkie by William Burroughs because it makes an account of addiction to opium. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cesar Barboza
I picked this book up at a book exchange in Crete, one of the few English books available. So weird and so compelling. Read morePublished 9 months ago by bearage
A great book! Fantastic stories and things I will never forget. The stories that are told could captivate an audience for years.Published 12 months ago by Collin Bosticco