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  1. says:

    As soon as I started this book I knew I was going to hate it The second person was constantly grating the self help introductions to each chapter flippant and vaguely insulting What shoddy gimmicks Not to mention I'd seen this story before Kid grows up in a poor village pulls himself out of the gutter falls in love ends up with all the trophies That's a staple storyline I'd read ten times since last Tuesday But alas I was trapped on an air

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    ”when you read a book what you see are black suiggles on pulped wood or increasingly dark pixels on a pale screen To transform these icons

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    You are considering buying a work by Mohsin Hamid Something about the length and odd construction of the title puts you off And then there on

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    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia has a lot going on There are two books in this novel one that is eminently s

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    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is the best book I’ve read this year because it made me think and then it made me cry For a book with such a coarsely straightforward title it’s remarkably beautiful; a love story in a book whose third chapter title instructs “Don’t Fall in Love” about the power o

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    Rating 35 of fiveThe Publisher Says His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation and exceeds it The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon it steals its shape from the business self help books devoured by ambitious yo

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    Review to come I just need to get this speck out if my eye first

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    Even as I rate it I sorta feel like a dick As far as prose is concerned I'm really into the concise yet rich thing Hamid is doing hills fulla gold and it was nice learning a little something about Pakistan beyond the things I've gathe

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    I had waited for thiswith anticipationWith his first two booksMohsin Hamid had uickly become one of my favourite authorsAnd then I read thisand I was disappointedMoth Smoke was a stunning debut for Hamid and The Reluctant Fundamentalist was very interesting as wellHis third book is not in the same classThe storylinepoor boy getting richis not very originalThat saidin this part of the worldpeople do get rich by manipulating corrupt bureau

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    What a rare curious bird of a book I don't think I have ever read anything like this before A book so uniue in its structure its style and meaning that it shimmers like a lone star somewhere on the horizon The arc of a life in Rising Asia the f

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Y the forces that careen their fates along How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval Romantic without being sentimental political without being didactic and spiritual without being religious it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hopes it depicts And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering chan. Even as I rate it I sorta feel like a dick As far as prose is concerned I m really into the concise yet rich thing Hamid is doing hills fulla gold and it was nice learning a little something about Pakistan beyond the things I ve gathered up from Homeland episodes I also know that when the president says Pakistan it sounds like he s making fart noises or maybe attempting to inflate a balloon So Now I know than thatNot into Hamid s use of second person The conceit of the book is that you are you but you re also the writer who is talking to you about you about him at a remove but straight to you about you to you but also about him who is you andstuff I could continue with the commas Please don t read me wrong here I love metafiction the whole uestioning the process of writing via the writing itself pulling the audience in and implicating them in the succession of events etc I mean I m a Charlie Kaufman kinda girl if ever there was one and I could just about recite several of his movies to you from top to toes Unfortunately this novel s faux self help structure fizzled out within each chapter so uickly for me that I actually forgot the title of almost every section before I was even finished reading it which to be fair could honestly be half to do with the fact that I m an idiot I mean yeah the events in those sections were relevant to the titles of those sections but so what I was too busy engaging with the story to even bother considering the structure much which is strange for a structure centric piece of work I guess I just felt it was unnecessarily gimmicky which is almost an unfair thing to say given that his writing is so strong and he obviously doesn t beat you over the head with said gimmick or again I probably would have remembered the section titles but still Even now I can t stop asking myself why Why no character names no place names why this Saramago y use of generalized distinguishers which worked well in Blindness but didn t sit uite as right here Why metamess it all up The few things that bothered me about it did so not because they were obtrusive or insulting to the intelligence but because they just seemed unnecessary Almost like he wasn t confident enough in the narrative he had forged to let it just be which is unfortunate because it totally could have rested on its laurels And that s the thing I really want to get across is once you wade in past the shallow end the water is really nice I mean I saw the ending coming from a thousand miles yonder but that can be satisfying sometimes right Life doesn t only have to consist of wrong turns and cliffhangers yeah Sometimes you just need the catharsis of a Six Feet Under finale Basically I probably will read something else by this guy because most likely all my complaints will be non issues while the praise worthy elements ideally remain present That is unless every book he writes is a pretend self help book which is an insane thought that I m assuming has no basis in realityIn case you re wondering why I even picked this up in the first place if I m crabbing on its basic structure let me clarify I read this for a first time ever in real life book club and being that I found a few pretty paramount elements of its intrinsic design to be bothersome I was not looking forward to self identifying as the prickly one right from the start Fortunately and not the discussion uickly devolved to a wine slugging flurry of mixed conversations about matters both book and non between readers of the book and nots and sortas almost like Sylvester McMonkey McBean had plowed through starring and unstarring all the bellies to pure chaos so much so that I eventually found myself sitting outside in the dark talking to a grade school bully about I dunno child rearing or some shit She had not read the book and I know zero about children Bizarre and blurry though the events may have been I look forward to the next read and I m glad I had this strange little reason to read this strange little book Please let me reiterate that the writing was uite excellent the content sprawling and intriguing the cultural elements engaging etc I cared This is the nicey nicest kind of 3 stars and may even wake up one morning and find itself a big ole 4 Just not this particular morning because I m feeling like Jerks Mcghee the aforementioned wine being unrelated By which I mean directly related

Summary How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy's uest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world's pulse How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation and exceeds it the astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon it st. when you read a book what you see are black suiggles on pulped wood or increasingly dark pixels on a pale screen To transform these icons into characters and events you must imagine And when you imagine you create It s in being read that a book becomes a book One feels a part of this story the way Mohsin Hamid tells it There is an immediacy and directness to his second person narrative that entirely works in involving the reader This book began to get widespread attention before it was even published but not one of the reviews and interviews gave me a sense of the exhilaration I felt while reading For one thing I had the sense that the author threw out than he put in it is not a big book in terms of words But the author s daring use of language structure second person narrative character and plot involved the reader to a great extent and we are complicit in outcomes We recognize and validate the charactersSpare and propulsive this is the story of a young man growing up in a large South Asian city Your city is enormous home to people than half the countries in the world to whom every few weeks is added a population euivalent to that of a small sandy beached tropical island republicA limited access road is under construction around the place forming a belt past which its urban belly is already beginning to bulgeYour bus barrels along in the shadow of these monuments dusty new arteries feeding this city which despite its immensity is only one among many such organs uivering in the torso of rising Asia The young man of the story has the wild uninhibited entrepreneurial energy that is forced upon bright young things struggling to find a way to live in a place of too many with too little Innovate or die You have used the contacts with retailers you forged during your years as a non expired labeled expired goods salesman to enter the bottled water trade Your city s neglected pipes are cracking the contents of underground water mains and sewers mingling with the result that taps in locales rich and poor alike disgorge liuids that while for the most part clear and often odorless reliably contain trace levels of feces and microorganisms capable of causing diarrhea hepatitis dysentery and typhoid Those less well off among the citizenry harden their immune systems by drinking freely sometimes suffering losses in the process especially of their young and their frail Those well off have switched to bottled water which you and your two employees are eager to provide We watch as our entrepreneur grows his business losing members of his family along the way all the while we are keenly aware of the language that carries a lilt even in its exuisite fluency emotionally you stagger about this new reality like a sailor returned to land after decades at sea Moments of business success are punctuated with reminders of its mixed blessings As you drive off under a beautiful orange polluted sky riding high in your SUV above lesser hatchbacks and motorcycles you start to humBelow your feet is the ever dropping auifer punctured by thousands upon thousands of greedily sipping machine powered steel straws This book thrilled and energized me and gives me infinite hope for the future while at the same time giving pause Meeting with a keen young repairman arrived to fix your telephone connection or speaking with a knowledgeable young woman behind the counter of a pharmacy you are pricked by a lingering optimism and you marvel at the resilience and potential of those around you particularly of the youth in this city in this the era of cities bound by its airport and fiber optic cables to every great metropolis collectively forming even if tenuously a change scented urban archipelago spanning not just rising Asia but the entire planetBut what you also sense what is unmistakable is a rising tide of frustration and anger and violence born partly of the greater familiarity the poor today have with the rich their faces pressed to that clear window on wealth afforded by ubiuitous television and partly the change in mentality that results from the outward shift in the supply curve for firearms I really loved this book I loved its humanity and I loved its involving me in the human drama unfolding for I am involved I am responsible this is my world too and Hamid makes me feel these are people just like me who live elsewhere in different conditions I thank the author for bringing this home with such sophistication and style As you create this story and I create this story I would like to ask you how things were I would like to ask you about the person who held your hand when dust entered your eye or ran with you from the rain I would like to tarry here awhile with you or if tarrying is impossible to transcend my here with your permission in your creation so tantalizing to me and so unknown That I can do this doesn t stop me from imagining it And how strange that when I imagine I feel The capacity for empathy is a funny thing A word must really be said about the hardcover production of this book by Riverhead Publishing a division of Penguin it is a very beautiful book I wonder if in this age of digital publishing publishers are taking time to create exuisite paper objects or if I am just noticing now after a few years of wrangling with digital readers But I submit that some books are gorgeous than others and this particular hardcover has clear type with plenty of white space marching over creamy pages It is a Rolls Royce reading experience Thanks to Riverhead for showing me that there really is a difference in print copies

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Eals its shape from the business self help books devoured by ambitious youths all over rising Asia It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods water Yet his heart remains set on something else on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his their paths crossing and recrossing a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again b. Rating 35 of fiveThe Publisher Says His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world s pulse How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation and exceeds it The astonishing and riveting tale of a man s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon it steals its shape from the business self help books devoured by ambitious youths all over rising Asia It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods water Yet his heart remains set on something else on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his their paths crossing and recrossing a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval Romantic without being sentimental political without being didactic and spiritual without being religious it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering changeMy Review An internationally flavored mash up of Death of a Salesman and The Man in the Grey Flannel SuitI liked both of those stories and this one too I got tired of the second person gag way early and it took most of a month to read the book because of that