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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
by Suketu Mehta
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the whingers. This is a good book!, 10 Jan. 2007
Fell asleep reading it? Too long? Too self-indulgent? These people must have read the wrong book. Or the right book in the wrong way.

I thoroughly enjoyed it myself. The landscape of people is broad, unsentimental and nicely coloured: all human life is here. There is a degree of soul-searching, on the part not just of the author but of many of the people he meets, but this, I think, is a condition of being an Indian these days, and in particular, an Indian in such a weird and wild city as Bombay. Or Mumbai, if you prefer. (The author doesn't!)

I thoroughly recommend it - and you don't need to know much about the people, the place or the culture to enjoy it, you really don't.

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