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Narcopolis
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August 13, 2012
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September 16, 2012
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Girish
This book must be classified under weird. Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis is no easy read, no story around characters, no abstract essays, no coherent chronological account and yet it manages to make you read till the end. Of course grimacing at the gore and filth.

Almost gave it a pass when one of the book recommendation sites called it extremely dark and depressing. But surprisingly found it wasn't as bad! Even had a bit of dark humor.

This book appears to explain the stories of characters in a drug h
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Sirpy Arul
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Strong prose, stronger poetry - a potent combination of both litters the pages of this starkly brilliant novel. Each page is filled with wit, decadence and shock as the characters hurtle from one street to another in Bombay. A must read for all barring the faint-hearted and the simple; this will disgust, invigorate and push your intellect to several levels trying to get into the skin of the drug addicts who drive the novel from all walks of life.
Sujatha
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
It starts with Bombay and ends with Bombay, taking you on a whirlwind ride through the world of drug dealers , addicts, pimps and eunuchs.you will be transported back and forth through the realistic and unnatural worlds and will end up feeling high . Even after finishing the book i still have the urge to go back at it once gain .Every news bit major and minor has been touched upon briefly in a style of his own by the author. In rashid's words there was nothing he could do about all the chaos bec ...more
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Meghna Pant
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Bhargavi Balachandran
Nov 06, 2015 marked it as to-read
Salvadesswaran
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Raja
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Abhishek Pathak
Jul 28, 2012 marked it as to-read
Sunil Rinald
Aug 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
Brahadeesh
Dec 31, 2013 marked it as to-read
Ram
Jun 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Martina
May 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Janane
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Deepak
Oct 19, 2012 is currently reading it
Ramya Ramani
Mar 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ajeya
Sep 04, 2016 marked it as to-read
Vinothraj J
Oct 20, 2015 marked it as to-read
Anaghaa Venugopal
May 10, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Rajeev
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Athirupa
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Aparna
Jan 21, 2014 marked it as to-read
Anu
Nov 10, 2013 is currently reading it
Sindhuja Palani
Oct 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
Ramesh
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Maya Khan
Feb 10, 2013 marked it as to-read
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Inder
Jan 24, 2013 marked it as to-read
Anukriti
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
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