Nirip on the cusp of fifty is not happy with his life. His father is an ogre and his mother a witch. He is not happy with that either. His sort of half-sister is a sort of halfman.A really close relative turns out to be a serial killer. He is not happy sleeping with his chauffeur s wife. Neither is she.Then, for his amusement, his father arranges a cricket match between rival dacoit teams in which...
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins India (July 5, 2015)
Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 5657671
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A typical UC novel; verbose, profound, perverse, surreal, and silly. It was highly enjoyable in parts though it teetered on a little too long for my taste towards the end. The story itself is a filmy (Bollywood) saga filled with wonderfully flawed ch...
e players are shot dead. Who could be happy in such circumstances? Days before his fiftieth birthday, with Nirip still wondering whether he should go ahead and have himself kidnapped so that he can make some money, he discovers, most unexpectedly,that he is not the biological child of his parents.Witty, macabre, sad, cruel, unforgivingly insightful, Fairy Tales at Fifty is part adventure tale, part nightmare, part acid trip and throughout a triumph of fiction.