Top positive review
An unforgettable book.
9 January 2015
An unforgettable book about the poor slum dwellers outside the Mumbai airport between 2007 and 2011. The author documented and verified the events leaving the reader spellbound and unable to put the book down. The truths, smells, fears of the slums are so unforgettable, and such a contrast to the lives being played out at the hotels at the airport, that I was thinking about the people even when not reading and I was disappointed when it ended.
The ending was abrupt and unexpected as my rose coloured glasses hoped/ wished that there was going to be at least a glimmer of hope for a better life for the slum dwellers.