How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
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    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (English, Hardcover, Mohsin Hamid)

    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia  (English, Hardcover, Mohsin Hamid)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780670086375, 0670086371
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2013
    • Pages: 240
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    How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia is a rags to riches tale written in a very unique style. This book has been written in second person to address the reader.

    Summary Of The Book

    How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia, published in 2013, shows twelve simple steps that one must follow in order climb out of poverty, and become wealthy.

    The protagonist is a boy who is addressed as “you” throughout the book. He belongs to a poor family in an unnamed Asian country. His father decides to move to the city, where the family lives in a slum. The protagonist has the good fortune of going to school, unlike his older siblings. He starts to deliver pirated DVDs in order to make some money. Meanwhile, he falls in love with someone who is addressed as “the pretty girl” throughout the pages of How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia. However, this girl moves out of the city and becomes a successful model. He realizes that the system that exists is very corrupt, and decides to become a part of it in order to become rich and successful. He sets up a fake bottle water business. His products are sold as mineral water, though they are just boiled and packaged. Over time, he becomes extremely successful and shows readers that in Asian cities most systems do not work, and yet everything one desires can be obtained at a price.

    How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia then shows how the protagonists marries a woman half his age. His love for “the pretty girl” has however remained unchanged. Will his teenage love story have a happy ending? Or will materialistic gains be all that he cares for?

    This self-help guide has chapter names that are infact pieces of advice. Some of them include Get an Education, Befriend a Bureaucrat, Move to the City, and Avoid Idealists. This story is refreshing and approaches the problems faced by people in developing countries in an engaging manner.

    About Mohsin Hamid

    Mohsin Hamid, born in 1971, is a Pakistani author.

    The other books that he has written are Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

    Hamid is a Princeton University graduate. He then joined Harvard Law School, and later became a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York. In 2001, the author moved to London, and he became a dual citizen of the United Kingdom. Hamid’s first novel, Moth Smoke, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His next novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It won various awards including the Asian American Literary Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Both of his books have been selected as the New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His articles have been published in The New York Times, TIME, Dawn, The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and The Washington Post. He later shifted to Lahore. Hamid now moves around between Pakistan, the UK, the US, Greece, and Italy

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      • 2013
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      • Mohsin Hamid
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    How to Make 'Mohsin Hamid' Filthy Rich in Rising Asia {in 7 steps}

    1. Mohsin Hamid is the only one who is going to benefit from this self-help book. But that's given of all self-help books. Or may be of all books.

    2. I've rated it 3 stars but frankly I'm being generous. Mr. Hamid deserves a solid 2-star.

    3. The book probably has 1000 thousand words of actual dialogue. That is shattering. Mr. Hamid. Bring back the Dialogue. Too Terse ain't wondrous writing. It is plain lazy imagination.

    4. When I lose interest in a book in the latter part, I know the bo...
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    Gaurav Bist

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    29 Apr, 2013

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    Average Story| Good language

    Flipkart services: Good

    Story: Average as compared to Moth Smoke and Reluctant Fundamentalist

    Writing: The style, language of writing is awesome; a classic of Mohsin Hamid
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    Deepak

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    13 May, 2014

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    Disappointed

    The third time's not a charm. Mohsin, disappoints me after his two stunning novels. While I always loved his style of narration, this one too had a unique narrative but fails to be engaging. It simply lacks soul like his first two books. Except at parts, this book can be avoided.
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    Pooja Lapasia

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    28 Feb, 2014

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    Good but not great.

    I read this book, I still feel the 1st one was amazing then any of the two.It had strange thoughts, visions and at the end devastation of the protagonist.How to get filthy rich is about the rules required to get rich. Calling us as the Hero that was well done job.I felt it was getting carried away .Pattern was confusing words were a ? to me.Read it if you are fan of Mohsin hamid .
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    Zaid Ahmed

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    10 May, 2013

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    Empty lives

    Mohsin Hamid is probably the most gifted novelist writing now in south Asia. In this book, as in its predecessor, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Hamid takes us inside the mind of the protagonist in a really slim volume. Having read "Fundamentalist" in one sitting, I was more careful to draw out the experience of this book by pausing every few short chapters. Like that book, however, "Filthy Rich" does not let you go even after the last page is turned.

    The story is pure south Asia, rags to ri...
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    Karamchand Ghote

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    23 Apr, 2013

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