Sunday, May 3, 2009

Six Suspects

Title: Six Suspects
Author: Vikras Swarup
Black Swan, 2009 (2008)

I remember not being impressed by Swarup's last novel, Q&A. But, since that novel is now a smash hit on the silver screen (with the new, cooler, name Slumdog Millionaire), I decided to give his latest creation a chance. Well, I shouldn't have bothered. It's clumsily structured and plods on and on and on, with no end in sight. So, what I've learnt is this: maybe shitty novels can have a second life as brilliant movies, since the opposite is so often true.

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