"It is a measure of Mr. Hamid's audacious talents that he manages to make his protagonist's story work on so many levels. 'You' is, at once, a modern-day Horatio Alger, representing the desires and frustrations of millions in rising Asia; a bildungsroman hero, by turns knavish and recognizably human, who sallies forth from the provinces to find his destiny; and a nameless but intimately known soul, whose bittersweet romance with the pretty girl possesses a remarkable emotional power. With "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." -Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
"This brilliantly structured, deeply felt book is written with the confidence and bravura of a man born to write. Hamid is at the peak of his considerable powers here, and delivers a tightly paced, preternaturally wise book about a thoroughly likable, thoroughly troubled striver in the messiest, most chaotic ring of the global economy. Completely unforgettable." -Dave Eggers, author of "A Hologram for the King"
"Written in the most compelling second person since Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City," with which it also shares a sharp take on our frenetic, urban lives, Hamid's novel proves that the most compelling fiction today is coming from South Asia." -"The Daily Beast"
"Hamid's choice to write a bildungsroman wrapped inside a self-help manual is an inspired one... Hamid has left us with no doubts about how state and market, law and crime, nation and corporation, and money and violence go together--in rising Asia as in the rest of the world." -"Bookforum"
"An astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon." -"The Nation"
"A joyously barbed satire on entrepreneurialism and the juggernaut of globalisation... Will be one of the standout novels of the year." -"The Guardian"
"Ambition rules in this playfushow more