Book: Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
Reviewer: Raul, 1st Floor Inventory Manager
When Dharmen Shah chooses to build in the Vakola slums, his monetary offer to the people living in Vishram Society’s Tower A is more than generous, but one man, a retired teacher, refuses the money. In a world ruled by rupees, principles usually go by the wayside. But how far should one go in pursuit of principles and what about the other people in the building and their very real needs? An existential tale of modern India. Vibrant and dazzling!
Kirkus Reviews said, “Adiga nails the culture of corruption. How exciting to watch a writer come into his own, surpassing the achievement of his first novel.” That first novel is White Tiger, which won the Man-Booker Prize for fiction.
If you like this book, check out Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra.