“Bhattacharya’s gift for reproducing the rhythms and intricacies of his characters’ speech…places him in the company of Mark Twain. He understands the world by listening to it.”— The New Yorker
“[The Sly Company of People Who Care]'s heart lies in the exuberant and often arresting observations of a man plunging himself a world full of beauty, violence and cultural strife. It's impossible, reading Bhattacharya, not to be reminded of V.S. Naipaul.” — Dinaw Mengestu, The New York Times Book Review
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys quality writing, travel, and human introspection.
He has an original style but accurately and faithfully recalls the Guyanese dialect and prejudices making it very easy to recognize the characters in Guyanese life.
The imagery, the stories, his manner of writing - you could smell, feel and touch the places and people.
A book that provides a Frank and familiar insight into the society of Guyana from a visitor's perspective. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wystan Robertson
This novel reads like a memoir - or maybe the other way around. either way it is a vastly entertaining story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter R. Ramsey
It is like you read a lot of books in just one book, It offers food for thougt and is well written.Published 9 months ago by Wilna van Rossum
I came across this book as a companion piece for anyone who was looking to travel to Guyana. I picked it up and didn't put it down. It was funny and heartbreaking at the same time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by JinxBoi
Hilarious personal experience in a destination most locals would not travel to. Captures the essence of the lifestyle of Guyanese. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carmen
Thank you Rahul Bhattacharya, thank you for giving us this gift of a lifetime. I am reading The Sly Company for the third time and I am now convinced that I owe both you and Guyana... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Fairview
The book has a style that's characteristic of many artists born in the 60s or later. It doesn't matter what the medium is--books, music, or visual art. Read morePublished 15 months ago by seagypsy
This author studied his subjects well , as I was able to recognized similar behaviors of family, friends and neighbors from > 30 yrs ago. Read more
This item was just as it was described in the posting and I was very happy with the quality. Thanks!Published on December 29, 2012 by Andrew Collier