How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel
Publish date: March 4th 2014
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Let's acknowledge right up front that this book is based on a gimmick, a slick writer's gimmick, and that to pull it off it's going to take a bit of work and luck and not a small amount of talent, and even then, it's risky. When I read the opening sentence, "Look, unless you're writing one, a self...
I really love this book. For many reasons. First perhaps is because of the truly original choice of writing it in the second person, instead of the usual first or third. Somehow, I felt it really worked to get me more empathic with the main character.Second is the strong link with Pakistan, a countr...
I wish I could give half stars ratings. I loved the framing of this book, but the story itself paled in comparison. The construction of the story though - glimpses at moments throughout the protagonist's life, was lovely and worked well. I understand why it was written in 2nd person, but I found ...
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is the best book I’ve read this year because it made me think and then it made me cry. For a book with such a coarsely straightforward title, it’s remarkably beautiful; a love story (in a book whose third chapter title instructs: “Don’t Fall in Love”) about the ...
Cleverly & originally written, fast moving, quick read. Don't really have too much else to say--it was well done, I enjoyed it, and I would read him again. I did think that by the time the "pretty girl" was 80+, it might have maybe finally been possible to not refer to her as a "girl," but whatevs.
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