Saturday, 29 June 2013

Brajesh's Review : How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

The characters have no name, places are anonymous. The narrative of Mohsin Hamid's - "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" is that of a self help book, BUT once you start this book it won't let you go till the last page.

You will feel for each character (without knowing their names). You will cringe and feel uncomfortable when Mohsin Hamid describes rural and urban settings (he makes them universal by not naming them). Even the character of the young goon who appears and dies in 4 pages leaves a mark. Net-net Mohsin has done it again.

Reluctant Fundamentalist was breathtakingly fast, Moth Smoke was scarily real but undoubtedly this is his best work. Universal in appeal , stark in honesty and most importantly posing questions for every emerging economy of the world.

Rating : 4.5 / 5

Also see my reviews of:
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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