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Emily’s review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
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Jun 13, 2012 03:56AM
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.
Jun 13, 2012 05:34AM
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!
Jun 14, 2012 07:09PM
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.
Apr 18, 2013 10:45PM
I'm smiling a the first words of your review - Indian cows are indeed holy!
Apr 19, 2013 06:24AM
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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