Stuart’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 Jeanette (new)

Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" Great review, Stuart. I had some similar thoughts re your second paragraph. Well said.


message 2: by Stuart (new)

Stuart Thanks, Jeanette.


message 3: by Shari (new)

Shari Maybe I am too shallow for this novel which reads like a very long piece of journalism (very, very long). Actually, I could not finish this book; I felt as though I was in a lecture hall listening to an endless stream of picaresque anecdotes. Although, Boo does give you unsavory flavor of the place, the pace was too unremitting for me and I wanted the plot to move along to some less horrible day to day place.


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