Synopsis: In the heart of Lutyens' Delhi sits Jehangir Rangoonwalla, enlightened dispenser of tea, wisdom, and second-hand books. Among his customers are Brighu, a postmodern Ibn Batuta looking for obscure collectibles and a love life; Digital Dutta who lives mostly in his head, torn between Karl Marx and an H1-B visa; and the newly-married Shintu, looking for the ultimate aphrodisiac in the seedy by-lanes of old Delhi. Played out in the corridors of Connaught Place and Calcutta, the story captures the alienation and fragmented reality of urban life through an imaginative alchemy of text and image.
My review: This was my second graphic novel and thankfully it was based in India so made lot more sense to me than the last one. Even if the story is a bit predictable by the end, its indeed fun to read it with the sketching. At times just the expression captured is enough to make you smile. There are some lines in this book that will stay with you for long.. What I am gonna remmeber forever is
Universal Death rate : One death per person
The book traces the stories of different people as narrated by the book seller in CP ! Its an interesting read for sure and you will sure have some real good laughter moments. I hope you do not mind the mention of sex and the jokes on it as such 'cause you sure gonna get that in this.
And these are two other lines I absolutely loved :
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (March 1, 2004)
Price : 170 @ flipkart