Rated of 5
by Amit K
I picked up Hari Kunzru's debut novel purely out of curiosity: Why should a writer get paid such a preposterous advance to write his first novel? And once I started, I continued in pure thrall of the style, the layers and the dizzying plot. I haven't read anything like this in a long time. The protean protagonist, Pran Nath, breezes through identities, cultures and countries, captivating us with his strange experiences and peoples.
Apart from the occasional letdown in a few stretched or tired similes scattered through the book, the writing is one of the freshest I have read in a while. Specially if you've been plodding through other exptariate writers like Naipaul and Rohinton Mistry, which I have been in the past few weeks.
I'd give it a 5, and look forward to more Kunzu works.
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