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The Silver Castle by Clive James
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Sep 25, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: modern-culture, fiction, bollywood, popular-culture
Recommended for: everyone
Read in March, 2002

This is a moving book about one of India's street people who stumbles by chance into part of Bollywood (the Indian film industry).
The grim reality of poverty contrasts with the opulence of the life styles of the sometimes shallow famous. There are obvious comparisons to Hollywood, yet the extreme poverty of India shows other aspects of humanity. Talent, luck, glamour, starvation, hope, there's many challenges covered in a small novel.
Ambition and drive is a powerful force, especially when contrasted with daily struggle for survival.
In the high pressure fast paced sometimes superficial world of movies many have no idea what their power can do.

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