"Set in modern day India, Adiga tells this wonderful story…"
Set in modern day India, Adiga tells this wonderful story that on the surface is quite straight forward and contains charms that we find so endearing about India, but as the plot develops some darker undertones come to the surface. I loved the style Adiga uses, a first person narrative (not far off the style used by Mohsin Hamid in The Reluctant Fundamentalist). I found his description/comment on the Indian cultural landscape very interesting and thought the characters engaging. There are so many wonderful scenes, coupled with many unexpected ones. I looked forward to reading this book and was sad to finish it. It deservedly won the Man Booker Prize 2008.Read moreLess