In this magical novel, which has been acclaimed as his finest fiction to date, James tells the heartbreaking yet hysterically funny story of a young Indian boy named Sanjay who escapes from the world of abject poverty and cons his way into India's lavish and decadent film scene. James appeals to all emotions in an affectionate, sexy, and ultimately tragic comedy written with his trademark dry wit. The Silver Castle is both entertaining and perceptive. He touches on the heartfelt issues in modern-day India, such as class and the clash between the traditional and the secular.
"The most gripping, entertaining, funny and moving novel I've read for a long time...a novel which held me in tears and laughter and back again to tears, throughtout its pages". -- Sunday Telegraph (London)
"There is much to enjoy here, flair, colour, a real feel for the country...We all know about Clive James the great wit. This book confirms the wit has a sensitive heart". -- Daily Express (London)...Continua