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A psychoanalysis for characters in the book, and I think, for Mr Adiga the author...
27 January 2018
A very very heavy book. I read this after a long holiday in Dehli and I thought I may just appreciate it. Read if you are keen to read about psychoanalysis of about 20 people in Mumbai in 2008. I had to finish it and the coda was quite interesting - again like working through therapist's room for 10 people! A tiring read, not relaxing, all their horrendous problems and in the end a horrible way to deal with it. But you may like it if you want a bit of hard work and emotional exercise. I wonder what the author Mr Adiga is thinking - his own therapy which he is selling for us to read. I am a 54 year old, not a young reader, and I can read his mood. It is an ultimate book to make a statement for Mr Adiga. I have learnt something about Mr Adiga's psyche, his bitterness about Mumbai as he expressed, as if he is in therapy, in this book.. Sadness from him. And it is very unhappy to read. White Tiger and In Between Assasins were uplifting books of aspirations, and this one just wants you to curl up as the author obviously has an issue with Mumbai.