Sacred Games, Vikram Chandra

Well, that was longer than necessary. Chandra seems to have set out not to write a novel, per se, but a sweeping portrait of contemporary Mumbai/Bombay and India in historical context, which means we get chapter-long digressions from the putative main storyline. Still, if you can get past the fact that the primary mystery is solved and resolved essentially as an aside, it’s a well-written book.

Sacred Games, Vikram Chandra

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