Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Review: A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi
A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi by Aman Sethi
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi by Aman Sethi is a hard look into the lives of those work live on the streets and work enough to just get by in Dehli and other cities in India. The book focuses in particular on a man name Ashraf and his group of companions. For much of the book, Ashraf is reluctant to give the author more than a few anecdotes from his life, but eventually the author is able to gather more information about what his life was like before he ended up on the streets of Dehli.
There are a few interesting bits in this book, but I will have to agree with some of the other reviews that these stories would have worked much better as articles or standalone essays rather than trying to fit them in a book. The timeline and way the events are placed in the book make it confusing, along with the addition a foreign language makes it hard to follow at times, though it is an important story to tell and should out there in some form.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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