I'd recommend this book. Definitely has some unexpected twists and turns and is a bit dark in parts, but you can't put it down until you figure out how it all will end. There are some loose parallels to "To Kill a Mockingbird", but if you weren't a fan of that book, don't let that stop you. This is a modern day book with a suspensful plot.
Although this book seemed a bit repetitive in the ongoing satire of the dismal conditions of the poor and impoverished class in India, the story itself was intriguing enough that I simply had to finish the book. I wish the characters had developed more, but the moral behind the story was evident. That India is full of the Have's and the Have Not's and to become a Have, you need to, at least partly, be prepared to set aside your morals. The relentless descriptions of the poor life style, disgusting living conditions and extensive corruption, while seemingly tedious, hits home that there is little hope for the poor to overcome their conditions and rise out of it.
You can sit back and just let the book be read to you without much effort and it is humorous in how the narrator describes his chronology. I say it's worth a listen.
I truly enjoyed this book and was so caught up with the characters that I was sad when it ended. Not sure anyone so pure really exists, but wonderful to think someone out there could be a Little Dorrit. The rest is such an accurate portrayal of our materialistic, selfish and idiotic society, that this book could have been written in present times. Worth the read, but settle in and relax when you read it. This is not your current day color by numbers book that today's "acclaimed" authors put out every 6 months.
This is a great book. I highly recommend it to any reader. I just finished the 2nd and though I loved the first book, I might have loved the 2nd even more. I'm going to be fighting with my husband over the who gets to read the 3rd book first!
Not sure how I never knew about this book, until a friend referred it to me last year. This is a fantastic book. I listened to it with my teenage son, who loved it also. We've listened to the next 2 books in the series and are now on Ender in Exile. It's a great book for any age.
I'd say best book ever, but I have other books I really love just as much. Absolutely worth every minute it takes to read it or listen to it. Don't go through life without taking the time to read this!
Sit back and enjoy. Very entertaining the scrapes that main character gets into, with the final one in the name of love. First chapters set the stage, and albeit are a little slow, but hang on, you get sucked in and can't wait to find out what happens next.
That was pretty funny.
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