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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.
I found difficult at the start, but then book finds it's own, little weird sort of rhythm. It is worth tryingPublished 2 months ago by Kiran
I found Narcopolis slow and not very interesting. Dimple, the most interesting character was not developed and I would have been more interested in a complete book about her.Published 6 months ago by Diane Simons
What a trip, observant, sensitive and erudite. Politically astute. I can't wait to read it again.Published 6 months ago by JohanVanRooyen
A fast paced, exquisitely written journey through the seedy and tantalizingly ephemeral world of altered consciousness. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anthony O.
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 11 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 13 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 14 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 14 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 14 months ago by David C. McFadden