It was about a year ago that I did a short post on the Indian media's hyped approach to Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games.
Now the book has finally been released in the U.S., and the hype seems to have only grown.
New York Times review
New York Times profile
Pankaj Mishra's excellent review in the New Yorker
My mother-in-law actually brought Sacred Games for me from India a few months ago, but I let it languish. This week, prompted by a reporter's phone call, I finally picked it up. After 200 pages, I'm finding myself really drawn into the story; it's well-written, at the level of both paragraphs and chapters, and nicely structured.