carnevalemanfredonia.it
» » Six Suspects: A Novel

eBook Six Suspects: A Novel download

by Vikas Swarup

eBook Six Suspects: A Novel download ISBN: 0312630735
Author: Vikas Swarup
Publisher: Minotaur Books (August 17, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 480
ePub: 1465 kb
Fb2: 1915 kb
Rating: 4.1
Other formats: docx rtf lrf mobi
Category: Literature
Subcategory: World Literature

Six Suspects is the second novel by Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat and author of The New York Times bestseller Q&A.

Six Suspects is the second novel by Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat and author of The New York Times bestseller Q&A. It was published by Transworld in 2016 and in the US by Minotaur Books and has been optioned for a film by Starfield Productions and the BBC. In 2005, Swarup's first novel, Q&A, was published and was later turned into an Oscar Award-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire in 2008.

Six Suspects: A Novel has been added to your Cart. Mr. Vikas Swarup does not have this kind of humility. Instead, he has a wide range of characters, from the American to the tribal indian, portrayed in this novel, all in an equally not believable fashion. It is the work of an amateur novelist, who has been pushed to fame by the very successful movie adaptation of his first novel, Q&A. This is also an interesting point, since Q&A, although it has a great pitch, is not a very good novel ; only the film actually was. In short, Mr. Swarup has an esteem of his work much higher than his understanding of the profession of writer.

Though the author, Vikas Swarup, works for the Indian Government, none of the opinions in this novel are to be construed as reflecting in any way the view of the Government of India or of the author in his official capacity.

Inspired by actual events, Vikas Swarup's eagerly awaited second novel is both a riveting page turner and an insightful peek into the heart and soul of contemporary India.

There's a caste system even in murder. Inspired by actual events, Vikas Swarup's eagerly awaited second novel is both a riveting page turner and an insightful peek into the heart and soul of contemporary India.

Электронная книга "Six Suspects: A Novel", Vikas Swarup. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Six Suspects: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Six Suspects is zany enough to get Mohan jailed and give him a cellmate who utters nothing but the titles of novels.

Swarup’s second novel, Six Suspects, is a Bollywood version of the board game Clue with a strain of screwball comedy thrown in. Its stock characters are easily identified: the Bureaucrat, the Actress, the Tribal, the Thief, the Politician and the American. Each attended the party at which a man named Vicky Rai, a playboy film producer, was murdered. Each has a gun and a motive. Six Suspects is zany enough to get Mohan jailed and give him a cellmate who utters nothing but the titles of novels. For instance: What are you in jail for? Atonement.

Swarup unravels the lives and motives of the six suspects, offering both a riveting page-turner and an insightful look into the heart of contemporary India. Connect with the author.

Each is equally likely to have pulled the trigger. Inspired by actual events, Vikas Swarup’s eagerly awaited second novel is both a riveting page turner and an insightful peek into the heart and soul of contemporary India.

Author: Vikas Swarup. There’s a caste system even in murder. Seven years ago, Vivek ‘Vicky’ Rai, the playboy son of the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, murdered Ruby Gill at a trendy restaurant in New Delhi simply because she refused to serve him a drink. Now Vicky Rai is dead, killed at his farmhouse at a party he had thrown to celebrate his acquittal. Each is equally likely to have pulled the trigger.

Where are you calling from? Aren't you supposed to be at Vicky's party?'. Yes, yes. I am calling from Number Six. Tell me, have you been in touch with Mukhtar?'. Mukhtar? No, Bhaiyyaji. Mukhtar? No, Bhaiyyaji ken to him for over two weeks. What's the matter? You sound tense. Did he come to get money from you, by any chance?'. And what is this job you gave Mukhtar? You never mentioned anything to m.

UGC Certified Member. Six Suspects Novel by Vikas Swarup. There are six suspects. Yes, the book is indeed a good read when compared with the movie

UGC Certified Member. The novel revolves around the story of these six disparate people from different walks of life and their motives for the murder of Vivek ‘Vicky’ Rai. The six suspects include a politician (Home Minister of Utter Pradesh), a bureaucrat, an actress, a mobile thief, a. foreigner and a tribal from the Andaman Islands. Yes, the book is indeed a good read when compared with the movie. The movie has many plots missing which one can find in the book. Do give it a try I am sure you would love the narration.

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Slumdog Millionaire comes a richly textured social thriller.

Seven years ago, Vivek "Vicky" Rai, the playboy son of the home minister of Uttar Pradesh, murdered bartender Ruby Gill at a trendy restaurant in New Delhi, simply because she refused to serve him a drink. Now Vicky Rai has been killed at the party he was throwing to celebrate his acquittal. The police arrest six guests with guns in their possession: a corrupt bureaucrat who claims to have become Mahatma Gandhi; an American tourist infatuated with an Indian actress; a Stone Age tribesman on a quest; a Bollywood sex symbol with a guilty secret; a mobile-phone thief who dreams big; and an ambitious politician prepared to stoop low.

Swarup unravels the lives and motives of the six suspects, offering both a riveting page-turner and an insightful look into the heart of contemporary India.

Comments: (7)
Lucam
I enjoyed the book, a fast-paced, action-filled whodunnit with liberal lashings of comedy. The varied narrative modes of the six suspects are a nice touch; I especially liked Jagannath Rai's phone conversations.

Swarup writes well, but this is not a "literary" work. His descriptions are vivid, but not necessarily intricate, and character development is a non-factor. Rather, the characters are heavily stereotypical, but aside from Larry Page's Deep-South similes these stereotypes don't take away from the entertainment value.

As an Indian myself, I can understand my countrymen being turned off by things we've seen too often in Bollywood movies (e.g. Gandhi hallucinations) or in real life (e.g. drunk rich kids getting off scot-free after driving over poor people in the street). Those lacking such familiarity with India, however, will not have the same issues.

The book leans towards having the feel of something written for the screen. Following the success of "Q&A", is Swarup perhaps angling for another movie deal? Then again, "Q&A" was not written much different (and I don't mean that in a negative way at all). If you liked Swarup's first novel, you'll enjoy "Six Suspects". "Q&A" was better, but "Six Suspects" is a strong effort in its own right.
Ceroelyu
OK novel with lot of Bollywood style cliche. I think it was written primarily for western audience to provide all kinds of negative personalities made famous by Indian movies. If you are an Indian then it has your typical stereotypes commonly found in Indian movies.
Orll
This is a for sure page turner
lets go baby
In the prologue to "the razor's edge", Somerset Maugham excuses himself during several pages for having in his book american characters, while he knows he cannot write credibly anything else than British English.

Mr. Vikas Swarup does not have this kind of humility. Instead, he has a wide range of characters, from the American to the tribal indian, portrayed in this novel, all in an equally not believable fashion. It is the work of an amateur novelist, who has been pushed to fame by the very successful movie adaptation of his first novel, Q&A. This is also an interesting point, since Q&A, although it has a great pitch, is not a very good novel ; only the film actually was.

In short, Mr. Swarup has an esteem of his work much higher than his understanding of the profession of writer. This led him to think he could write "Six Suspects".
Xtintisha
Why do publishers insist on keeping drop caps in the Kindle version of books when they never, ever position correctly?
Light out of Fildon
Good Book. It looses its grip somewhere but again it picks up.
Worth Reading!!!
Kefym
This was our book club choice for last month. Even with all the interweaving of characters and the Indian names and references, we all really enjoyed it!!
Don
At the beginning it was a little slow, but as you get deeper into it it gets better by the minute. I enjoyed how it all came together towards the end