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.