Emily’s review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Cyd (new)

Cyd It's a much more lighthearted scene but in The Coroner's Lunch, Colin Cotterill's main character gets into something of an argument with a judge who wants him to rule the cause of death of a fisherman who was rammed and cut in half by a military launch as "heart attack". Because after all he wasn't a young man and being hit by the launch may have been very surprising.


message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer J. Evison told me last week that a little first world guilt is a very good thing. I am inclined to agree and I've been hungry to read this book - thanks for the review!


message 3: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Great review. I struggled to finish this book, not because it wasn't worth finishing, but because it was so painful and upsetting to read.


message 4: by Donna R (new)

Donna R I'm smiling a the first words of your review - Indian cows are indeed holy!


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily Crowe Donna wrote: "I'm smiling a the first words of your review - Indian cows are indeed holy!"

I wish I had thought of that pun, but alas, I didn't. :)


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