How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising AsiaFrom The Internationally Bestselling Author Of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Boldly Imagined Tale Of A Poor Boy S Quest For Wealth And Love.His First Two Novels Established Mohsin Hamid As A Radically Inventive Storyteller With His Finger On The World S Pulse How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia Meets That Reputation And Exceeds It The Astonishing And Riveting Tale Of A Man S Journey From Impoverished Rural Boy To Corporate Tycoon, It Steals Its Shape From The Business Self Help Books Devoured By Ambitious Youths All Over Rising Asia It Follows Its Nameless Hero To The Sprawling Metropolis Where He Begins To Amass An Empire Built On That Most Fluid, And Increasingly Scarce, Of Goods Water Yet His Heart Remains Set On Something Else On The Pretty Girl Whose Star Rises Along With His, Their Paths Crossing And Recrossing, A Lifelong Affair Sparked And Snuffed And Sparked Again By The Forces That Careen Their Fates Along How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia Is A Striking Slice Of Contemporary Life At A Time Of Crushing Upheaval Romantic Without Being Sentimental, Political Without Being Didactic, And Spiritual Without Being Religious, It Brings An Unflinching Gaze To The Violence And Hope It Depicts And It Creates Two Unforgettable Characters Who Find Moments Of Transcendent Intimacy In The Midst Of Shattering Change.

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
  • Mohsin Hamid
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 9780241144671

10 thoughts on “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

  1. says:

    As soon as I started this book, I knew I was going to hate it The second person was constantly grating, the self help introductions to each chapter flippant and vaguely insulting What shoddy gimmicks Not to mention, I d seen this story before Kid grows up in a poor village, pulls himself out of the gutter, falls in love, ends up with all the trophies That s a staple storyline I d read ten times since last Tuesday But, alas I was trapped on an airplane, the book was short, and I couldn t seem to sleep.Luckily, the story moved fast and the spare prose was admirably consistent and readable The bizarre second person became comfortable, the self help paragraphs still kitschy but less jarring I just couldn t escape the feeling that it was going nowhere If nothing else, I told myself, I had one book against the reading challenge The tears caught me by surprise It s hard to start crying on an airplane, with so many people so close People invading personal bubbles playing Monster Truck Rally on their tablets coughing, sneezing, snoring Yet, here I was, probably the only one on the plane to fit in the category sobbing What had just happened By the last page, there s no question Hamid is a master, and manipulated the novel s structure to leave you utterly vulnerable, disarmed The gimmicks I had dismissed were my own undoing, and the variety of emotions that poured down during the final chapters brought out memories and feelings I w...

  2. says:

    when you read a book, what you see are black squiggles on pulped wood or, increasingly, dark pixels on a pale screen To transform these icons into characters and events, you must imagine And when you imagine, you create It s in being read that a book becomes a book One feels a part of this story, the way Mohsin Hamid tells it There is an immediacy and directness to his second person narrative that entirely works in involving the reader This book began to get widespread attention before it was even published, but not one of the reviews and interviews gave me a sense of the exhilaration I felt while reading For one thing, I had the sense that the author threw out than he put in it is not a big book in terms of words But the author s daring use of language, structure, second person narrative, character and plot involved the reader to a great extent, and we are complicit in outcomes We recognize and validate the characters.Spare and propulsive, this is the story of a young man growing up in a large South Asian city Your city is enormous, home to people than half the countries in the world, to whom every few weeks is added a population equivalent to that of a small, sandy beached tropical island republic A limited access road is under construction around the place, forming a belt past which its urban belly is already beginning to bulge Your bus barrels along in the shadow of these monuments, dusty new arteries feeding this city, which despite it...

  3. says:

    You are considering buying a work by Mohsin Hamid Something about the length and odd construction of the title puts you off And then there on the cover is that goldfish what is up with the goldfish So you are no doubt thinking to yourself, should I buy this novel, How To Get Filthy Rich In Asia Is it a novel for you Such decisions can be difficult On the plus side, the work isn t very long and the page on does just ooze positive reviews And on the negative side Well the idea of a novel written as a self help book seems off putting I know And likely not being in Rising Asia, how concerned are you really about how to get Filthy Rich should you find yourself there So let me put your mind at ease Yes, Hamid writes from a perspective best described as unusual He constructed his brilliant second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, as one side of a conversation in a cafe between a Fundamentalist Muslim who has in the West found material success and the darker side of the American Dream and a stranger who may or may not be a CIA agent Oh, and the narrator may or may not be violent and interested in doing that stranger continually and disturbingly referred to as you as if the reader real harm Sound interesting You ll just have to trust me, it was an extraordinary read.As for How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the novel s construction may seem odder still Writ...

  4. says:

    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is the best book I ve read this year because it made me think and then it made me cry For a book with such a coarsely straightforward title, it s remarkably beautiful a love story in a book whose third chapter title instructs Don t Fall in Love about the power of connections between people That sounds rather trite, non Yet this book made it seem like the most novel idea in the world Mohsin Hamid chooses to write his simple story under the guise of a self help book We readers are addressed as you but you is also the main character, an Asian male we follow from birth to death as he becomes filthy rich It s an inventive method of narration that will likely fail for many people, but I found it inspired in the way it both separates and unites the reader and protagonist As both the protagonist and an outsider, we can observe the protagonist s failures with the detachment of someone who knows better, all the while suffering, and occasionally rejoicing, alongside him We are complicit in his choices and thus, after reading, we feel compelled to evaluate our own choices In tone, it reminded me of Kazuo Ishiguro s masterpiece The Remains of the Day Both novels feature men who devote their lives to an occupation and realize, too late, the unworthiness of their chosen lives Hamid s writing is less formal th...

  5. says:

    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia has a lot going on There are two books in this novel one that is eminently successful and one that is not.The narrative frame here is that of a self help book on getting filthy rich in rising asia The entire novel is told in the second person with a narrator telling the you, or the novel s protagonist how to achieve such wealth The problem is that the first 300 words or so of each chapter are completely different in tone from the rest of each chapter There are desperately atonal moments like in sentences like, Its typical mode of transmission is fecal oral Yum The Yum has literally driven me to distraction for about twenty hours It doesn t work and it absolutely weakens the prose around it Throughout the book there are these missteps that really pull the reader away from otherwise excellent writing The self help, vaguely satirical prose at the beginning of each chapter is too forced and it just doesn t work I really want to ask Hamid why this frame Because it s too heavy handed What he s trying to convey through these sections is deftly conveyed through the rest of ...

  6. says:

    Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world s pulse How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation and exceeds it The astonishing and riveting tale of a man s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self help books devoured by ambitious youths all over rising Asia It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods water Yet his heart remains set on something else on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.My Review An internationally flavored mash up of Death of a Salesman and The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit.I liked both of t...

  7. says:

    Review to come I just need to get this speck out if my eye first.

  8. says:

    Even as I rate it, I sorta feel like a dick As far as prose is concerned, I m really into the concise yet rich thing Hamid is doing, hills fulla gold, and it was nice learning a little something about Pakistan beyond the things I ve gathered up from Homeland episodes I also know that when the president says Pakistan , it sounds like he s making fart noises, or maybe attempting to inflate a balloon So Now I know than that.Not into Hamid s use of second person The conceit of the book is that you are you, but you re also the writer, who is talking to you, about you, about him, at a remove, but straight to you, about you, to you, but also about him, who is you, andstuff I could continue with the commas Please don t read me wrong here I love metafiction, the whole questioning the process of writing via the writing itself, pulling the audience in and implicating them in the succession of events, etc I mean, I m a Charlie Kaufman kinda girl if ever there was one, and I could just about...

  9. says:

    What a rare, curious bird of a book I don t think I have ever read anything like this before A book so unique in its structure, its style and meaning that it shimmers like a lone star somewhere on the horizon The arc of a life in Rising Asia, the fate of one man, an Everyman, in a developing megalopolis An impressive tour de force of story telling which manages to pack so much in so few pages The pow...

  10. says:

    On the surface, this is the archetypal rags to riches, boy meets girl story, but it is also a vividly honest morality tale and social satire Written in the second person and historical present, the author draws you...

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