Friday, January 5, 2007

Death in Mumbai

I'm pleased to finally broadcast that my review of Vikram Chandra's massive Indian crime epic, Sacred Games, appears in today's Rocky Mountain News. I was tasked to read this bloody tale of police corruption and a gangster's fall from grace in just a few weeks in December and while it's definitely a commitment, it's worth the effort. Not only is it a very well-written book, despite its aspirations to literary heights, but at 900 pages, you can also use it as a blunt instrument to bludgeon your enemies.

It's too small to read but here's an image lifted from the newspaper's electronic edition to give an idea of the feature's layout.