Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'

What was your Book of 2012? Fill in our survey here - we'll be blogging responses leading up to Christmas. 

@literacyadviser chose a book often mentioned in the press surveys, Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life, death and hope in a Mumbai undercity :

This was possibly the best book I read in 2012 because it provides a powerful evocation of the differences between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' in one of the world's emerging economic powerhouses - India. Although listed as 'reportage' the book reads like a novel and the characters are beautifully drawn.

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