- Paperback: 992 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (18 December 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061130362
- ISBN-13: 978-0061130366
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 4 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 66 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,12,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sacred Games: A Novel (P.S.) Paperback – 18 Dec 2007
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“SACRED GAMES [is] as hard to put down as it is to pick up.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Page after page it plucks me from the here and now.” (Sven Birkerts, Boston Sunday Globe)
“Chandra gives a startling, blood-pumping fallible humanity to his characters.” (Sandip Roy, San Francisco Chronicle)
“Ravishing…Extraordinary...A chaotic and luminous whole.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Chandra…knows exactly when to break rules and when to follow them…Chandra’s genius is in the way he trusts his reader.” (Los Angeles Times)
“Ambitious, sprawling...combines the attractions of 19th-century fiction and a modern police procedural.” (People)
“A genre-bending, multilayered saga...expertly paced and nuanced...A sheer entertainment extravaganza.” (Elle)
“As sprawling as the heat-drenched city it richly portrays.” (New York Times)
“Bold, fresh and big…SACRED GAMES deserves praise for its ambitions but also for its terrific achievement.” (Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air)
“Monumental…Chandra brilliantly evokes...Mumbai...in all its vibrant chaos.” (Wall Street Journal)
About the Author
Vikram Chandra is the author of the novel Red Earth and Pouring Rain (Commonwealth Writers' Prize; David Higham Prize), and the short story collection Love and Longing in Bombay (Commonwealth Writers' Prize; New York Times Notable Book). Born in New Delhi, he divides his time between Mumbai and Berkeley, where he teaches at the University of California.
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The pages have tons of swear words and abusive language, but they compliment the story and let readers experience the situation on the front. I could see many places in mumbai, with his accurate description and atmosphere.
Sometimes you can feel the book drifting, with back stories of secondary charactera, but even those parts are worth the read.
This is the book one has to read to learn about character development. After reading it, I could connect to every character of the story with his vivid character sketches.
The climax seems to be quite abrupt and he could have colored it much better