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by Robertson Dean,Jeet Thayil
Narcopolis is the debut novel of Indian author Jeet Thayil. It is set in 1970s Old Bombay and concerns opium and its influence. The novel's narrator arrives in Bombay, where he becomes seduced into the opium underground
Narcopolis is the debut novel of Indian author Jeet Thayil. The novel's narrator arrives in Bombay, where he becomes seduced into the opium underground. The story expands to encompass such characters as Dimple, the eunuch, Rashid, the opium house's owner, and Mr Lee, a former Chinese officer, all of whom have stories to tell.
A rich, hallucinatory dream of a novel, Narcopolis captures the Bombay of the 1970s in all its compelling squalor.
Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. A rich, hallucinatory dream of a novel, Narcopolis captures the Bombay of the 1970s in all its compelling squalor. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets and gangsters, it is a lyrical and unforgettable journey into a sprawling underworld. Read on the Scribd mobile app.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). In ambition, Narcopolis is reminiscent of Roberto Bolano; but it is Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son-the best junkie book of the last quarter century-that is its closer kin. Thankfully, Thayil creates something original and vital from those blueprints. One yearns for the next hi. - The Telegraph (. "A reformed addict, Mr. Thayil has had personal experience with the world he describes. But he is also a published poet, who wields his words with care. His efforts are there to be seen.
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil. Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil. 19 March 2013 ·. "Blue Jasmine" by Woody Allen. Release Date: 26 July 2013 (USA).
His rich baritone voice and nuanced delivery enhance Thayil's dizzying display of literary pyrotechnics.
Dean's performance is dreamy, melancholy, and truthful. His rich baritone voice and nuanced delivery enhance Thayil's dizzying display of literary pyrotechnics.
Does Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis, a tale of opium dens and heroin addiction in Mumbai, join that select club? .
Does Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis, a tale of opium dens and heroin addiction in Mumbai, join that select club? It is not an easy task. Thayil unpicks the complexities, contradictions and hypocrisies of Indian life with surgical elegance: the good Muslim selling heroin while complaining about brazen women, the queenly beggarwoman who makes the street her living room, and the Hindu praying in church, an action that saves her from the mob but not her fate.
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil presents a vivid picture of the Bombay drug scene, and the life of the people associated with it. The book reads like a collection of stories, with the narrative consistently jumping in the past to cover a character's history for instance. There are instances when the character often slips out of reality and into hallucinations, thanks to the Opium High they are riding on. One thing I'd like to clarify about this book is that it is not for everyone
Narcopolis JEET THAYIL First published in 2012 by Faber and Faber Ltd Bloomsbury House 74–77 . Lyrics quoted in the chapter ‘Dum Maro Dum’ are from ‘Dum Maro Dum’ from the film. Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971, dir.
Lyrics quoted in the chapter ‘Dum Maro Dum’ are from ‘Dum Maro Dum’ from the film. Without intending any disrespect to narrator Robertson Dean (in fact, his deep, rich voice makes for a memorable listen), this is a book you must see on the page. Thayil’s biography for the September 2013 internationales literaturfestival Berlin discloses that Narcopolis refers back to Thayil’s own experiences with drug and alcohol addiction, certainly raising questions about how much of his debut effort is autobiographical.