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Another playful expose of corruption in the Indian Metroplois,
This review is from: Six Suspects (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
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Four stars might be a little generous for this successor to Slumdog. It does have the feel of book written in a hurry. However I enjoyed it., and it has some good plus points.
We are guided through the story by a narrator, who plays the part of a journalist. This works succesfully. We are taken backwards and forwards in time so that we can see the prelude to a crime from the point of view of the different suspects. The suspects are from very different backgrounds and as with Slumdog this creates the unusual dramatic interest.
The creator gives us a believable insight into modern India, but for my liking there was perhaps too much over the top drama. I suspect that younger audiences might prefer it that way, but I personally prefer a little more subtlety.
Swarup doesn't pull any punches, his humour is black and in your face. If you enjoyed Slumdog, then you will enjoy this, if you didn't, then you won't.