"Excellent book if you like Barnes' style. I enjoyed reading it but must admit I flagged a little bit at the end. It is a very unusual love story. One could almost say it is a story of what love is about, its consequences, the delirious heights ..."
"It is the early 1960s, and in a staid suburb fifteen miles south of London, Paul, nineteen, home from university for the holidays, is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. At the mixed doubles tournament he is partnered with Mrs. Susan...
"Extraordinarily tough book to read. It is about child beggars on the streets of Bombay (Mumbai) being hounded by criminals and gangsters of the most brutal kind and corrupt and venal police, politicians and priests. I have read this author's mor..."