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Shop  >>  Books  >>  Fiction (General)

Vikram Chandra

Sacred Games

Vikram Chandra Sacred Games
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A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, beggars, cultists, spies, and terrorists—the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai, in this soaring, uncompromising, and unforgettable epic masterwork of literary art.

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“[Sacred Games] brings us to India in full force…Impossibly rich.”

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“A classical Bombay underworld epic...Raymond Chandler with songs.”

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“A genre-bending, multilayered saga...expertly paced and nuanced...A sheer entertainment extravaganza.”

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“A grand story...carefully and passionately told…The temptation upon turning the last page will be to return to the first.”

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“A pulsing thriller...Quite enough to enrapture a reader for 900 pages...the payoff is grand and satisfying.”

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“A remarkable blend of literary novel and potboiler.”

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“A terrific, brilliant earthmover of a book. Crime and Punishment crossed with The Godfather, with some Sopranos-inspired irony.””

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“A work of masterfully crafted fiction...a gritty and grounded epic reminiscent of voluminous and character-rich nineteenth century literature.”

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“Ambitious, sprawling...combines the attractions of 19th-century fiction and a modern police procedural.”

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“An irresistible story that you simply cannot keep out of your head...It is, more than anything else, literary magic.”

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“As sprawling as the heat-drenched city it richly portrays.”

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“Bold, fresh and big…SACRED GAMES deserves praise for its ambitions but also for its terrific achievement.”

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“Chandra gives a startling, blood-pumping fallible humanity to his characters.”

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“Chandra…knows exactly when to break rules and when to follow them…Chandra’s genius is in the way he trusts his reader.”

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“Dazzling…Chandra’s sure-handed writing injects the novel with layers of depth and meaning.”

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“Electrifying…Chandra pulls off some extraordinary writing…He…hands us the keys to the city and reveals its sordid mysteries.”

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“Exhilaratingly ambitious and entertaining…[A] vivid portrait of the clash and jangle and excitement of modern-day Mumbai.”

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“Exquisite...A passionate tribute to contemporary India.”

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“Intoxicating... SACRED GAMES offers up a world worthy of the effort required to take it all in.”

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“It’s a rare pleasure to be arrested by this novel’s thunderous momentum...Few readers will be unenthralled.”

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“Lavish, accomplished, and…elegant…[SACRED GAMES] offers Western readers a panoramic view of contemporary India.”

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“makes palpable a very foreign city, explores deep moral questions...BUY IT.”

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“Masterfully crafted fiction…the resonance and elegance...of his writing…put across the full vulnerability and humanity of his characters.”

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“Monumental…Chandra brilliantly evokes...Mumbai...in all its vibrant chaos.”

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“One of the most brilliant...t“Well-written entertainment…a plot of Victorian complexity.”

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