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I read books, I write about books, I would probably marry a book if I could find one who liked me enough. Three words to describe me mature, irresponsible, contradictory, unreliable...oh...that's four...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo This book comes so loaded with prizes and praise that giving it anything less than five stars feels like I'm snatching the bread from the starving hands of big-eyed orphans. But that's part of the reason I couldn't finish it: the scent of incense rose so strongly from the pages I almost choked. There are other reasons I gave up on this book too, and I'm going to talk about them on the next Unpr!ntable podcast