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A Beginner's Guide to Dying in India

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Winner, IP Picks 09 Best Fiction Award

Part comedy, part tragedy, part henna-drawn thriller peppered with romance and intrigue, A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India is a spiritual journey across the continents of the soul.

Commencing in Australia and traversing toward the climactic scene in the snowy mountains of Northern India, this novel crosses exotic external and interna
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2009)
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Jessica Bell
Sometimes tragic, sometimes comic, sometimes tragically comic. Really enjoyed this book which, thankfully, was not about "finding yourself". In fact, it's the complete opposite and quite unconventional. (My type of read!) And I identified with the main character despite him being male and a bit of a dag. I guess I identified with the dag bit :) Great read. Highly recommend it.
I really loved this book. Maybe because I'm a fundamentally unspiritual dag who's happy to hide in her apartment, and enjoyed the trip from the view of her couch.

I felt great empathy for our catastrophic, humour-filled protagonist.
Guy Salvidge
Interesting travel story/mystical thriller.
abandoned this after a few pages. not interested.
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