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Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
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Feb 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: arc-edition, social-issues-or-commentary, different_cultures
Recommended for: Those who loved The White Tiger
Read from January 24 to February 02, 2012 — I own a copy

This novel won't be to everyone's taste but I absolutely loved it. Middle class people living in a multistory building in the midst of the Mumbai slums are offered huge amounts of money to sell to a less-than-scrupulous builder. The catch – everyone in the building must agree to sell. And there are holdouts.

The story is filled with unforgettable characters and their all-too-human foibles. The writing is gorgeous:

He cursed his luck. Of all the things to pick up from Falkland Road – all the horrible names he had worried about – gonorrhoea, syphilis, prostatitis, Aids – he had to pick this up: a conscience.

Dark and filed with irony and subtle humor, the story kept me interested throughout and made me care about characters who were not always very likeable people. Those readers who liked The White Tiger will most likely enjoy this novel as well.
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Mikela This book has been on my TBR list for awhile but see that it will have to be moved up. Loved White Tiger.


Susan I hope you enjoy it! I really liked The White Tiger too.


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