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Why read it?
- The book is written as a first person narrative, which means it feels as if the writer is speaking directly at you.
- The author has a great writing style. It is very clear and direct.
- It is a challenging book, but it will build your English with useful vocabulary and structures.
- It is no too long for an adult novel: 336 pages.
This award-winning novel is written in the style of the confession of a murder. Balram Halwai is the most intelligent boy in his Indian village, but his family is too poor for him to finish school and so he has to work instead. But he gets lucky when a rich man gives him a job as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. In Delhi he sees money and opportunity all around him. But he knows that he would never be able to access that world and he realises that there is only one way to get this glamorous life: by murdering his master.