- Taschenbuch: 240 Seiten
- Verlag: Hamish Hamilton (28. März 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0241145902
- ISBN-13: 978-0241145906
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,7 x 1,8 x 13,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 9 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 93.137 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. März 2013
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Dazzling, addictive, tremendous. A writer at the height of his powers with a hell of a story to tell (Guardian)
Beautifully conceived and exquisitely executed (Sunday Times)
The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game (Metro)
No story could be more of our time than this one. Conceptually brilliant and truly empathic (Nell Freudenberger Metro)
An ultra-intelligent and knowing account of life in the developing world. Simply brilliant (Daily Mail)
Isn't this the definition of great fiction, that even when it begins with a character . . . who's nothing like you, by the end you are convinced that it really is about you? That's a kind of miracle (Salon)
Even more intriguing, compelling and moving than The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A marvellous book (Philip Pullman)
A dazzling stylistic tour de force; a love story disguised as a self help parody freighted with sly social satire. As timely and timeless a novel as I've read in years (Jay McInerney) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and its Civilisations. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Pakistan is divided into tribes and clans and ruled by politicians paid by landowners who pay no taxes. Therefore, everything stays as before, except for alarming population growth and depletion of ground water, rising crime, instability and religious intolerance. Doing business means bribing one's way towards the ultimate grantor of a permit, license, exemption, or whatever.
This is also a family history of an underprivileged, but highly intelligent son of a migrated peasant, trying his luck in the megacity of Lahore (pop: 6.3 million, more than e.g. Norway). It is also a biography of the same nameless, tough, but also compassionate man about how he almost became stinking rich, but stumbled. And a record of a life-long infatuation with a girl with whom he will spend his final years. Stinking rich by what means? Ultimately, his industrial company of extracting, treating and marketing drinking water ran into political problems... What darker prospect for private enterprise can be painted?
Scary novel about Pakistani governance. Brilliantly plotted and written. Read this book.
What I got was a deeply moving, yet at times very funny and always touching story, spanning the complete lifetime of a man of modest means from childhood to old age and his way from modest means to filthy richness and back again, to find that there might be more to richness than money and status. In case you're wondering: Mohsin Hamid manages to tell his story in perfectly shaped prose with just enough sprinkles of plain language to prevent this soulful story to make it sound cheesy or artificial. So: no kitsch in this book. 5 stars and a clear recommendation to all the actors and directors out there: Turn this into a movie.
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Excellent handling of the first-person perspective, truly revealing insights into worlds unknown to me (middle-aged German, comfortable life), entertaining but also inspirational.Veröffentlicht am 1. Mai 2013 von Kindle-Kunde
I was sitting in a cap traveling in Asia when I came across this book. I downloaded it from the Kindle store while still in the cap and started reading right away. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 21. April 2013 von Patrick Öhlinger