Friday, May 23, 2008
The date on this book reads 6/4/2008. Didi,got me this book,from Bangalore,when she visited home this April.Maximum city,Bombay lost and found written by Suketu Mehta is a very popular book amongst the literary circles,and it really is worth all that acclaim and fame it has got.
Genre- non fiction
Age factor - Some part of the text, needs mature minds to be well interpreted and understood.
So this one is for people above 17 years of age.
The day i had read its review in India today magazine,years ago,i had a strong memory for this book.It seemed interesting and knowledge full. So i can say i was well prepared for the book.Bombay, is a fascinating city with a mysterious charm to it.This book,is an autobiographical account by the author,of the financial capital of India. He has woven a biography of the city,covering a whole lot of aspects like history,bollywood,dance bars,politics,underworld,police etc.
The best part about the book,is the narrative style of the author.No way it gives you a feel of a travel guide book on Bombay.Its 584 pages doesn't seem enough,you crave to read more.
I certainly wish that the author writes a sequel.
Do read this intriguing account of the good the bad and ugly of the city of dreams,Bombay.
If you are thinking of a gift around 400 rupees price band, then this and ideal choice.It is informative,popular,and well written.A very suitable one for both the sexes,and people of all age groups,above 17 that is.
" Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. "
Jai Sri Ram !!!