(or get it on Thursday the 16th when it officially comes out!)
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Best of Times
This week's "The Best of Times" did not even require reading past the front cover. I have been following the reviews and press for Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers for a while now and I am so glad that it is finally coming out. Certainly not light reading, this book delves into the stories of people living in the Annawadi slum near Mumbai's airport, specifically following a young garbage trader named Abdul. This sounds like an incredible, in-depth piece that will shed light on the deeply divided society and falls more on the eye-opening end of the scale than the entertaining. With Boo's impressive writing career (including a Pulitzer), I have no doubt that this will be a worthwhile and well-written venture.