Book Review: Behind the Beutiful Forervers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo


I kept thinking “This is a good story…in a soap opera type of way.” It was later that I realized this isn’t a story; It’s non-fiction. I don’t think I have read a work of non-fiction that read so much like fiction.  There is not a single footnote or reference in the book. That leads me to question just how true the story is.  I could understand “based on a true story” but, to call this non-fiction is a bit of a stretch to me. 

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