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Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga

This is one book that is scr I read this book complusively. It’s also one of my favorite things about The Lord of the Flies: Tower A is a relic from a co-operative housing society established in the s.

Mr Shah, the builder and developer and the white tiger of this book, is compelling. Alst then Bombay has changed in half a century — not least its name — and the world in which Tower A was first built is giving way to a new city, a Mumbai of new development and new money; of wealthy Indians returning with fortunes made a By Aravind Adiga.

I adoga a huge fan of The White Tiger, but other than being set in India this book has nothing in common with its predecessor. I’m always like, I’m Indian. He bares the human body and mind like the inside is out but that doesn’t mean that inside is beautiful. The novel has universal implications. I have never been to India and I’m only somewhat familiar with Lasf.

These are marvelous questions to be wrung out of a simple tale about a real estate buyout.

Tower A, the older wing of Otwer Society, has been donning the horizon of Vakola since the very inception of this suburb.


He is unique in his darkly humorous, cynical, and very Indian voice. It’s also worth reading by those interested in issues of urban development, especially in the less-developed world.

It was kind of reading an adult version of Lord of the Flies in a different setting. An ambitious builder Dharmen Shah plans a huge construction project and pitches an offer to the residents of Vishram Society. Is the world that pathetic? Dharmen Shah, ruthless real estate developer. A man’s past keeps growing, even when his future has come to a full stop. Mzn the previous book was from the point of view of a poor person in India, this one examines a group of people who would probably fall into toower middle class, or the lower middle class.

Last Man in Tower

Unfortunately, this never creates as much narrative tension as it should. But you will not want to leave Vishram Society until the buyout deadline is past.

Shit, shit freee go! Before he was twenty he was smuggling goods from Dubai and Pakistan. And if you’re an Indian person out there, you’re thinking to yourself, “That’s not true, that’s not true”. In fact, the more I frer the book, the more “truthful” or “real” it seems.

This is one book that is screaming for a screen adaptation, but that does not take away the intrinsic merit of this book. India surely has its flaws but it isn’t fair to focus solely on the darker parts when you enjoy a rare global following that other Indian authors don’t! I have witnessed first hand the real estate growth in India.

A tale of one man refusing to leave his home in the face of property development. There are too many characters in this book and none of them are easy to keep a track on as the author likes to chop and change so randomly I This is the worst book I read in !


Views Read Edit View history. All the families in the building accept the offer except Yogesh Murthi, a retired teacher known as Masterji, who wants to live there with the memories of his deceased wife. There is a lot of humour in this novel, especially if you like your humour quite dark…as there is bucket loads of darkness in this novel.

I have no idea about the awards most books win and don’t really use those as a reason for reading – or not reading – a book.

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But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji. A Best Book of the Year: Ultimately Last Man in Tower is about how greed affects compassion.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: At the heart of it all inn the last holdout, a widower and retired schoolteacher who gradually finds himself pitted against his family, his friends, and his city. Is it so bad to want more? Overall rating No wravind yet 0. Goodreads helps toder keep track of books you want to read. Adiga after having won the Booker, seems to rank among the former. But one man wants to stay. What do you want? In the continuous market that runs right through southern Mumbai.

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