October: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

Superficially a self-help book, this is actually a novel about self-help books – and a novel about novels. Hamid’s ingenious confection follows the life of "You", the unnamed and dirt-poor protagonist. Although "You" do(es) indeed rise to filthy richness, the goal-driven platitudes that supposedly get him there ring hollower and hollower as his arranged marriage, and then his entire emotional life, crumbles. This oblique portrait of contemporary Asia is clever and entirely original

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  • Denis K.

    October 28, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Excellent discussion, great book...

    October 28, 2013

  • Mendy H.

    Hi I am really looking forward to the reading club meeting, any ideas on where I can get the book? Or anyone finish reading don't mind lending? Thanks

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • Kathy

      i saw it at IFC a few weeks ago - don't know if it's still there. perhaps you could call and ask them

      October 24, 2013

    • Mendy H.

      Kathy, I am sorry but I haven't finished the book yet. Bet I better come next month when I am more prepared! :)

      October 27, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Hi is it possible to find out the location?

    October 21, 2013

  • Claudia Y.

    Hi Kathy, can I attend without reading the book before coming? :P

    October 16, 2013

    • Kathy

      Yes if you'd like. It's usually better to read the book but we do have people come who haven't read or finished the book.

      1 · October 17, 2013

    • Claudia Y.

      Thanks. Im a slow reader and i bet i would have not done that by the time we meet!

      October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, not available for Sunday meetups

    October 5, 2013

  • QUAN Y.

    Hi, I am tom. This is actually my first time come here. Nice to meet you all. By the way, can anyone tell me where can I buy this book.

    October 4, 2013

    • Kathy

      I've seen it in Dymocks. It's also available on Kindle. You can also check out Bookazine and HK Book Centre - they both have websites.

      October 4, 2013

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