Last Man In Tower- read a good book from Aravind Adiga

last man

Finished reading this book. The plot is set in Mumbai, India and talks about the rapid changing landscapes of the city and how that effects the long standing cultural traits and personalities.

Human emotions are  captivated in way which is heart touching.. How the think process get effected by rapidly changing socio-economic landscapes and peer pressure is nicely depicted.   Evolution of characters through out the story is quite interesting…

This is the story of all the big cities in developing world, and specially in the South Asia. It reminds me of the changing face of Colombo, Sri Lanka and the plot described in the book can easily be found in there as well. As the culture having much common grounds, the book reminds me of the people we know from the country I was born and bred.. This is one reason I liked this book and it’s plot.




This is a good book. Once again a good story I read from Alaa Al Aswany. Author captivates the emotions of immigrants in a cultural shock and mentalities of cultural rich Egyptian community in America. It is evident  how Aswany put this story together in a complex web of social connections and end up putting on the table for reader a living set of characters who may be universal in lot of Asian cultures and immigrant Asian communities in westernised countries. Ever lasting mental struggle of immigrants on the one hand with the ties of the country they came from and the country they aspire to live in is captivated in some of the the characters. Also I like the way the characters openly desplay their emotions in the book and behave in a natural way as in other stories in the novels of this writer….