Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil

This has been described as an Indian Trainspotting but the only similarities is its theme of drug taking and some musings on the concept of choice. The book consists of stories of the characters that haunt Rashid’s opium den in Bombay. Most of the time it is interesting and there are some excellent passages, but overall it is patchy and the last part of the book is a bit incoherent and lost my interest. Some great descripions of Bombay in transition.67/100


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