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This book is a required reading for a college course I am taking, but it was one of many books I ordered for one of my classes. When I finally got to this book, it was defective. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Karen
I found the book somewhat depressing due to the continuing descriptions of poverty, squalor and despair. The irony of some passages is funny as black humor. The plot is convoluted. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Robert Grenier
Read for a book club. Lots of insights into Indian culture. Main character tells a wild story. Lots to talk about.Published 14 days ago by N.B.V.
Excellent book, I really enjoyed reading it all the way through. I definitely recommend it to everybody.Published 24 days ago by JC
This is an insightful piece of writing which, as the author says , "deals mainly with the sorrowful tale of how I (Balram, the main character) was corrupted from a sweet,... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Nancy Senn
A fascinating and true-feeling look at the seedy underbelly of Indian culture both in rural and urban India. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Grunewald
This is one of the best books that I have read by an Indian novelist. I rank it alongside Salman Rushdie's "Midnights Children" and Sashi Tharoor's "The Great Indian... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ADAM