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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo This is such a badly paragraphed book with subject matter jumping all over the place. It reads more like reportage instead of a proper narrative. It is irritating to read and I have given up after page 35. I fail to see how the writer could have won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Magazine award for feature writing when her phrasing is so choppy and there is no sentence construction. The subject is moving but when it is present as such poor writing, it makes you wonder if reputation took precedent to the writing/reporting.