- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Bond Street Books (Sept. 20 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385669887
- ISBN-13: 978-0385669887
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 3.8 x 24.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #703,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Last Man in Tower Hardcover – Sep 20 2011
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“A masterful storyteller. . .”
“Last Man in Tower pulls off the bravura twin role of moral parable and human drama.”
—The Gazette (Montreal)
“He clearly has a knack for arresting novels that marry story and social commentary. . . . Adiga's story of the man who can't be bought is compelling.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
“Funny, provocative and decadent: Aravind Adiga’s Last Man in Tower is the kind of novel that’s so richly insightful about business and character that it’s hard to know where to begin singing its praises.”
—The Washington Post
“Retains The White Tiger’s dynamism. . . . by turns fascinating, sensual and horrifying, as [Aravind Adiga’s] writing takes an impressive step onwards.”
—The Independent (UK)
“Rich and lush.”
—The Telegraph (UK)
“[Last Man in Tower] goes the distance. . . .In this complex and multi-layered novel, [Adiga] continues his project of shining a light on the changing face of India, bringing us a picture that is as compelling as it is complex. . .”
— Alex Clark, The Guardian (UK)
“Mr. Adiga captures with heartbreaking authenticity the real struggle in Indian cities, which is for dignity. A funny yet deeply melancholic work, Last Man in Tower is a brilliant, and remarkably mature, second novel. A rare achievement.” —The Economist
“Epic. . . .Last Man in Tower is like a prime-time soap opera with a social conscience. Dickens has found an heir.”
—The Sunday Business Post
“This writing is sheer beauty.”
—New Zealand Herald
“Last Man in Tower vibrates with energy and ideas, with anger and with life. [Adiga’s] writing has been labelled Dickensian.”
—New Zealand Listener
About the Author
ARAVIND ADIGA was born in Madras in 1974 and was raised in Australia. He studied at Columbia and Oxford Universities. A former correspondent in India for Time magazine, his articles have also appeared in such publications as the Financial Times, the Independent, and the Sunday Times. He lives in Mumbai.See all Product description
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The short premise of this book. A very rich developer offers a whole bucket load of cash to a series of people living in a building, hoping to buy them out so he (the developer) and build a swanky new tower. And of course, there is one person who is on the fence on whether or not to jump ship. Hence the name of the book - Last Man in Tower.
This was a good book. I enjoyed it and could hardly put it down. Give it read.
And in many ways a better read than The White Tiger. Personally, Adiga has captured the spirit and the nuances of the people of suburban Mumbai like no other writer. I used to live to close to the neighbourhood he describes in this book. I couldn't put this book down.
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