Top reads of 2015 – number 18

Happy new year everyone! And last but not least in my run-down of my favourite books of this year, a book that takes you straight to the heart of the sights, sounds and smells of Mumbai…

Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga

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Property magnate Dharmen Shah is ready to knock down a block of flats in Mumbai to build new, luxury ones. One by one, he buys out all the existing residents – except one – the stubborn Masterji…

There are a lot of characters in this novel, but the plot is very simple. It is a story of greed, pride, corruption, and much more, and what I think makes the story so clever is that you find yourself siding with the bad guys at times, and getting hugely frustrated with the ‘good’ guys! The novel still has a real humour to it, and the characters have their own distinctive personalities.

As well as the diverse cast of characters, I also loved the Mumbai setting, A real winner of a novel.

Read my full review here…

 

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