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Six Suspects: A Novel by Vikas Swarup
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Six Suspects: A Novel (original 2008; edition 2010)

by Vikas Swarup

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"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 recover 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 to recover a sacred stone; a Bollywood sex symbol with a guilty secret; a mobile-phone thief who dreams big; and an ambitious politician prepared to stoop low"--From publisher description.… (more)
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Title:Six Suspects: A Novel
Authors:Vikas Swarup
Info:Minotaur Books (2010), Paperback, 480 pages
Collections:To read, India/Pakistan/Nepal Lit/Non Fiction, African Lit/Non-Fiction
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It was a good thriller. You have to know a little about Indian culture and history to get some of the cultural references and character sketches. The end was very unpredictable, and kind of hypocritical (of the narrator). I don't regret reading it. ( )
  meowism | May 17, 2016 |
Summary: Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile Minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession. each of them steaming with a secret motive.India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching, techni-colour lives of six eccentric personalities unravel before our eyes ( )
  dalzan | Apr 13, 2015 |
out of d ordinary xperience...one of the best reads in recent times..
d way the author carries d story forward wid d lives of 6 diffrnt people is commendable...diffrnt people diffrnt lives all of which vortx to a single crime scne....
charactrs dat evoke angr,sadness,hrlpnssness as dey fight d demons of deir own..
n toppin on d cake is d underlying message to a society which is becomin jst a fabrication ...
a must read fr indian ( )
  abhidd1687 | Mar 26, 2015 |
India is just so multifaceted, that it takes at least six very different windows to get a glimpse of its diversity. Love the way Vikas Swarup goes about introducing his readers into the complexity of his people, country, cultures, religions, levels of society/clouds, individuals, cliches, props etc. Easy to read and to follow even if it is somewhat disturbing in its malevolence too. ( )
  Wilhelm_Weber | Jun 30, 2011 |
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