Little Krishna and the Bihar Boys is now available in Amazon Kindle Stores.
It received a gold star on authonomy back in 2009 and got a great review from Harper Collins along with more than eight hundred comments. I've continued editing and it is now in its final form.
If you buy a copy from Amazon and write me a review it will be appreciated greatly.
The first two chapters on authonomy are updated chapters. The rest is old stuff which I've been unable to delete due to technical problems on the site.
Little Krishna and the Bihar Boys
How do you know when Little Krishna is lying? His lips move.
Krisna is different from the other boys at the cheap Delhi hotel where he works; he’s a mimic, a poet and a scholar wallah, for a start. His dreams of flying from ‘country pumpkin’ to Mr. Big-shot, launch him on a drug-fuelled trip through the dark-side, as murder, tragedy and terrorism prove that the worst-laid plans are bound to go astray. Fortune smiles and Krishna sprawls in a first-class carriage. But the signals change, the tracks merge and the faint light at the end of the tunnel seems dimmer than ever, as he is trapped between the cops and the robbers, forced to ask not only which train he’s on, but who is taking the ride.
This dark comedy of power, ambition and confused identity presents Krishna’s acid view of India, and his sideways squint at western culture.
Little Krishna is literary fiction, a character study, travelogue and a comedy with elements of a thriller. It’s complete at 84,000 words and is an adult read with appeal to both sexes.
Representative titles are White Tiger, Shantaram and Slumdog Millionaire. The originality of the main character and his unusual fusion of colloquial language, coupled with many references to popular culture, both western and Indian–––songs, films, books, poetry and Shakespeare with a twist–––which I hope will gain the attention of a wide cross-genre audience.
I run a travel company and spend a lot of my time in India and Nepal, trekking and guiding groups in the Himalaya, exploring old temples and searching for tigers and rhinos in the jungle.
I love mountains, old temples and tigers -- so I'm very lucky.
Oh, and I like dogs...and writing, of course.
I've always enjoyed literature and have been writing novels for about ten years. I have written two award winning amateur film scripts and have four other works receiving their finishing touches.
I'm relieved to say my travel company do not put their guests in hotels like 'The Little Krishna'. Read my book and you'll know why.
A big THANKS not only to those who have sent such valuable comments, but also to those whose books I've had the pleasure to have read and commented upon.
I've found the process of reviewing the work of others a great help in appraising and editing my own work.
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Midnight's Children, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kafka On the Shore, The Great Gatsby, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Animal Farm, The Liverpool Poets, Kim, The Name of the Rose, The Tao of Physics, Tao Te Ching, Sons and Lovers, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sherlock Holmes Stories, The Lost World, Shakespeare, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Where the Wild Things Are, 1984, David Copperfield, Kes, Burmese Days, Dharma Bums, Shalimar the Clown, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Zen Flesh, Zen Minds, An Area of Darkness, The Hobbit, The Illuminati Trilogy, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Mahabharata, Ramayana, Treasure Island, The Enchantress of Florence, The Colour Purple, Nepal: The Waiting Land, Catch 22, Another Great Notion, The Dice man, Another Roadside Attraction, The Ascent of Annapurna, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
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