Last man in tower by Aravind Adiga

Terrific novel again from Adiga. At first this seems like a Mumbai version of the film, The Castle, but as you read on it looses its quaintness and becomes more and more threatening. The ending comes as a total surprise. Adiga comments on Mumbai, and perhaps India as a whole, through a group of residents whose lives are changed by a massive offer to buy their block for development. All quickly agree to take the money, except Masterji, a retired teacher.  Will he change his mind, or will the mafia style builder use nasty means to help him change his mind? You’ll just have to read it. As well as a great story, Adiga paints Mumbai beautifully and made me homesick! 83/100

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