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Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780571283071 (0571283071)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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4.0 Narcopolis
Hypnotic, persuasive, wistful tale about the backstreets of Mumbai and the characters who wander in and out of its opium dens. Think 'Requiem for a Dream' in book form only less hopeful.
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A book about drug induced hallucinations, metaphysical ramblings & the city of Bombay in the past and present esp. before and after the catastrophic 1992 riot. The language is poetic, dreamlike & IMO deeply influenced by western literary tradition, and most characters like Dimple, Mr Lee, Rumi & Ra...
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Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
20. Pearl Ruled: [NARCOPOLIS] by [[JEET THAYIL]]Rating: 3* of five (p129)The Book Description: Jeet Thayil’s luminous debut novel completely subverts and challenges the literary traditions for which the Indian novel is celebrated. This is a book about drugs, sex, death, perversion, addiction, love, ...
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2.0 Narcopolis
Wish there were more paragraphing. Almost stream of consciousness in its telling and can be quite distracting/confusing to follow the plot (if there was one?)
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Unabridged Chick rated it
The novel opens with a seven page, comma-laden, period-free, stream-of-consciousness intro from our opium-stoned narrator that left me literally breathless. It was a little intimidating, but fun, too, requiring me to be a bit more conscientious about my reading. However, don't let this intro scare...
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