24 September, 2020

Bling Are The People

Readers with delicate sensibilities are warned; there are profanities and kinky activities aplenty here!

Bling Are The People

This book grabs you by the collar to get your attention on the very first page. “It was fifteen years since Ricky had last had anything shoved up his anus, but the memory of the brutal buggering he’d received from the senior boys at Eton remained fresh.” Scandal Point is off and running and there is no stopping Fahad Samar, the author of this witty, often very funny, debut novel.

Eton would have been an unlikely choice of school for a son of a Bollywood star, but let’s not quibble too much. Readers with delicate sensibilities are warned; there are profanities aplenty! Unlike most Indian writers, Samar also has a fair talent for describing kinky activities in bedrooms.

The story moves briskly from Mumbai to Delhi and then to London, with an unhealthy mix of characters from Bollywood and Page Three. Ricky Kumar, a Bandra boy, is enamoured with the daughter of a diamond merchant who may or may not be his half-sister. His bete noir is Gautam Goyal, the drug-addled son of a wealthy Marwari living in London who has got himself a...



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