'The story is teeming with life. Saraf's incredible attention to detail brings the sights, sounds and smells of Delhi right off the page...a fascinating read'
'Wonderful...Bleak and shocking as well as entertaining and comical, Sujit Saraf's intelligent novel is a remarkable feat.'
'One of the best novels I have read this year'
'Gives a more truthful picture of twenty-first-century India than anything in the earnest pages of the Wall Street Journal...a terrific read'
'Every self-interested acquaintance, every class and caste, all are pinned down and exposed by Saraf's prose. He has a gift for getting under the skin of a vast range of humanity...highly entertaining'
'Teems with memorable characters and historical figures, plots and subplots...Saraf's rambunctious commentary on the nature of greed and mendacity is enthralling, but it's the lives of the ordinary people that provide the real drama'
'His cast of characters is large, various and skilfully drawn, and the chaotic life of the city is brilliantly evoked'
the ambitious scope of his epic is remarkable