❆ Serious Men Author Manu Joseph – Diclofenac16.us

Serious Men A Poignant, Bitingly Funny Indian Satire And Love Story Set In A Scientific Institute And In Mumbai S Humid Tenements Ayyan Mani, One Of The Thousands Of Dalit Untouchable Caste Men Trapped In Mumbai S Slums, Works In The Institute Of Theory And Research As The Lowly Assistant To The Director, A Brilliant Self Assured Astronomer Ever Wily And Ambitious, Ayyan Weaves Two Plots, One Involving His Knowledge Of An Illicit Romance Between His Married Boss And The Institute S First Female Researcher, And Another Concerning His Young Son And His Soap Opera Addicted Wife Ayyan Quickly Finds His Deceptions Growing Intertwined, Even As The Brahmin Scientists Wage War Over The Question Of Aliens In Outer Space In His Debut Novel, Manu Joseph Expertly Picks Apart The Dynamics Of This Complex World, Offering Humorous Takes On Proselytizing Nuns And Chronicling The Vanquished Director Serving As Guru To His Former Colleagues This Is At Once A Moving Portrait Of Love And Its Strange Workings And A Hilarious Portrayal Of Men S Runaway Egos And Ambitions

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Serious Men
  • Manu Joseph
  • English
  • 02 April 2017
  • 0393338592

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  1. says:

    If cynicism is what passes for wisdom among the mediocre, Manu Joseph is terrific at being mediocre India has found its Tom Wolfe in him, a contemporary master of satire who writes eminently readable novels about losers who make bitingly funny observations about an inquitous world built and inherited by the accidental victors of history He is unsparing and delightful in his politically incorrect barbs and no one escapes his scrutiny, not even the poor, whom Indian writers usually describe with If cynicism is what passes for wisdom among the mediocre, Manu Joseph is terrific at being mediocre India has found its Tom Wolfe in him, a contemporary master of satire who writes eminently readable novels about losers who make bitingly funny observations about an inquitous world built and inherited by the accidental victors of history He is unsparing and delightful in his politically incorrect barbs and no one escapes his scrutiny, not even the poor, whom Indian writers usually describe with a touch of obligatory compassion His humour derives its force from a strange truth That everything becomes absurd if observed closely enough, like a word loses its meaning if you stare at it long and hard, and breaks down into the assemblage of letters it is Basically, if there s one Indian writer whom I d gladly have a drink with, it s Manu Joseph.Serious Men covers diverse ground in its 300...


  2. says:

    What a lip smacking delicious book Here s the recipe 1 Take a wickedly genius lower class Dalit s story.2 Add space scientists from ISRO Sprinkle research science jargons. and mock them up.3 The usual spices office politics, extra marital love affair, child prodigy.4 Mix everything with keen observations gently Ensure the story stays simple and linear.5 Pour cold blooded rib tickling laughter generously Treat with fumes of tear jerking laughing gas.6 Ready Now serve it in a super What a lip smacking delicious book Here s the recipe 1 Take a wickedly genius lower class Dalit s story.2 Add space scientists from ISRO Sprinkle research science jargo...


  3. says:

    Manu Jospeh s Serious Men presents a caricaturised sketch of the world of the geniuses as seen through the eyes of an ordinary man, at times a nobody, at other times the main protagonist of the story As this man walks in and out of his day job, he cleverly observes these people, hating them for their superciliousness, leaving not a chance to poke fun at them albeit most of this happens from the confines of his den However, secretly, he also aspires to be like them for that is the only way Manu Jospeh s Serious Men presents a caricaturised sketch of the world of the geniuses as seen through the eyes of an ordinary man, at times a nobody, at other times the main protagonist of the story As this man walks in and out of his day job, he cleverly observes these people, hating them for their superciliousness, leaving not a chance to poke fun at them albeit most...


  4. says:

    Thank you, Manu Joseph, for this gem.What tickled me the most about Manu Joseph s Serious Men apart from the humour of his witty and observant sarcasm , are two retrospective qualities that i felt the book has after i finished it the amazing simplicity of the story and its complete plausibility It is a powerfully written tale of a man and a few serious men that is not entirely impossible, and i almost secretly wished these men and that man existed already, that the story were true Man Thank you, Manu Joseph, for this gem.What tickled me the most about Manu Joseph s Serious Men apart from the humour of his witty and observant sarcasm , are two retrospective qualities that i felt the book has after i finished it the amazing simplicity of the story and its complete plausibility It is a powerfully written tale of a man and a few serious men that is not entirely impossible, and i almost secretly wished these men and that man existed already, that the story were true Manu s sense of literary justice is remarkable his protagonist, a man of small stature and means, was no better off at the end of the story than at its beginning, but between the first page and the last which are almost the same Manu shows him as a man with schemes so grand that not even Machiavelli could have thought up better but for all the cunning of Ayyan, a humanity remains.This novel merits being read, and read again By anyone interested in good...


  5. says:

    I really feel that I should have read Serious Men first before going on to Manu Joseph s second book, The Illicit Happiness of Other People Not to take anything away from Serious Men, which is an exceptional, and a very courageous debut at that, but Joseph s second book is a tour de force which takes you to an entirely different level of cherished literary hangover Serious Men is a work, where so many things happen at so many levels, so many issues are tackled or brought forward, that you tend I really feel that I should have read Serious Men first before going on to Manu Joseph s second book, The Illicit Happiness of Other People Not to take anyt...


  6. says:

    In the world that lay outside his home, there was no right or wrong Every moment was a battle, and the cunning won.After the book s release, Anil Luthra, Metro Editor from The Times of India had published what people said about this book.Holy Shit My job is in danger Stephen HawkingIf I had a father like Ayyan Mani, I would ve been a better person, avoided plagiarism, and co founded something original This book changed my perception towards life Bill GatesI want to meet Ayyan Mani I thi In the world that lay outside his home, there was no right or wrong Every moment was a battle, and the cunning won.After the book s release, Anil Luthra, Metro Editor from The Times of India had published what people said about this book.Holy Shit My job is in danger Stephen HawkingIf I had a father like Ayyan Mani, I would ve been a better person, avoided plagiarism, and co founded something original This book changed my perception towards life Bill GatesI want to meet Ayyan Mani I think he ll be quite se...


  7. says:

    Comic and sharply witty novel which has so many targets in its sight that it can be rather confusing Joseph does however hit many of the targets rather well.Joseph targets the layering of Indian society Brahmins and Dalits, education, marital relations, political corruption, particularly deliciously the scientific community and the search for extra terrestial life along with the future of physics and the nature of love.Ayyan Mani works in administration in a scientific institute where there a Comic and sharply witty novel which has so many targets in its sight that it can be rather confusing Joseph does however hit many of the targets rather well.Joseph targets the layering of Indian society Brahmins and Dalits, education, marital relations, political corruption, particularly deliciously the scientific community and the search for extra terrestial life along with the future of physics and the nature of love.Ayyan Mani works in administration in a scientific institute where there are great tensions between the entirely Brahmin scientists Mani exploits these tensions in hilarious ways Watch out for the daily quotes, they are priceless Mani also plays games by pretending his son is a genius and feeding him information to back this up The arrival of an attractive female scientist also creates chaos Joseph also has fun with SETI and even some...


  8. says:

    Insane


  9. says:

    SPOILERS ALERT Serious Men is one of the best heist novels that I have read in my life It is not about a bank robbery or about jewel thieves It is about a Dalit man Ayaan Mani who is trying to steal the question paper of one of the toughest exams in India, so that his son can escape their rotten existence in a Mumbai chawl and become a scientist teacher in one of India s most prestigious institutions the Institute of Theory and Research Serious Men is a great science fiction novel A l SPOILERS ALERT Serious Men is one of the best heist novels that I have read in my life It is not about a bank robbery or about jewel thieves It is about a Dalit man Ayaan Mani who is trying to steal the question paper of one of the toughest exams in India, so that his son can escape their rotten existence in a Mumbai chawl and become a scientist teacher in one of India s most prestigious institutions the Institute of Theory and Research Serious Men is a great science fiction novel A lot of the novel is set in the Institute of Theory and Resear...


  10. says:

    I found this book to be disappointing and sexist Read my full review here

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