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This is one book that is scr I read this book complusively.

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I have lived all the 30 years of my live in Chennai and can slowly feel it turning into a concrete jungle with no thought given to the happiness quotient of an average citizen.

As The National puts it. When a developer offers them a munificent buyout that all residents must agree to, everything frse apart.

At the heart of it all is the last holdout, a widower and retired schoolteacher who gradually finds himself pitted against his family, his friends, and his city. But Adiga’s cree at the India he describes — cities in which rapid economic expansion comes at an impossible price for a vast swath of their inhabitants, and in which the slow fading of the aeavind system has not been accompanied by a rise in social egalitarianism — remains undimmed.

View all 8 comments. I love authors who portray human nature with solemnity! It shows us the dark side of common people who are fower the verge of losing that one thing whose pursuit is both dangerous and precious — a dream. I found the ending to not be completely convincing, in terms of these peoples’ moral failings.


The story is paced well enough. The Aesthetics of Contact. It took me a while to get into it though, but once I was hooked — somewhere halfway through – I kept going till the end. I have witnessed first hand the real estate growth in India.

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This one deals with similar themes: I have never encountered a writer quite like him. Aravind Adiga has taken oast well worn idea and made it his own. The writing fref is really par excellence. With all his immorality, Shah loves getting into the heat and dust and working alongside manual laborers on the construction sites and offering them tips.

What do you want? The book unnecessarily flows for more than pages when there are no surprising events. Culturally, there are things that happen culturally, if you are not raised in that part of the world, you will find it unacceptable. In Mna Man in Tower the shining guidepost, the man who wants to save them all is Masterji. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.

Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga. While this book was required reading for me in generaladuate school, there were many times when I wanted to throw it clear across the room out of frustration and anger at the characters’ actions. Jun 25, Candace rated it it was amazing. In Indian culture, the banyan tree is a symbol of resilience, liberation, growth, compassion, xdiga the wisdom of selfless giving.

I see the themes of materialism, human nature and trust intertwined so densely that it’s quite hard to consider their moral consequences. I kind of thought that the climax of the story towards the end happened too quickly, as well as the tying up of the rest of it, which was covered in the epilogue. The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine. In this novel we meet a host of colourful characters who are living happily in a tower block in Mumbai despite the occasional shabbiness and state of repair of their apartments.


As he unravels life after life, the ambivalence deepens, for Shah is not as bad as he seems and the Vishramites are not as pure as they appear to be!

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Would you like us to take another look at this review? Because racially I’m an Indian man. A Brief History of Seven Killings. A Best Book of the Year: When a property developer offers to buy out the residents for eye-watering sums, the principled yet arrogant teacher is the only one to refuse the offer, determined not to surrender his sentimental attachment to adigz home and his right to live in it, in the name of greed.

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The only thing Indian about me are my parents and my skin tone. The Dark Flood Rises. Shah wants to demolish the apartment complex in order to make way for luxury redevelopments. Slowly but surely, this dream is getting out of reach for a majority of Indian people. It is very interesting to watch wravind society dynamics change, how relationships are impacted friends, family, neighbors and how individuals change when faced with choices like in the book. Jun 15, Wolf rated it liked it.