The Accidental Apprentice

The Accidental Apprentice

A Novel

Paperback - 2014
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"In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna Sinha, a simple salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She can be the next CEO of his incredibly huge and profitable company. There is only one catch--she needs to pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken, one that will take her from her swanky showroom to the heat and dust of India's backstreets and villages. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. But are the seven tests real or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy? Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining"--
Published: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2014.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781250067760
Branch Call Number: F SWA
Characteristics: 436 pages ;,22 cm


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Sep 04, 2014

I was really excited to read this book and, while it wasn't terrible, it left me a little empty. The plot was interesting, but the writing was superficial, the characters not particularly well developed, the twists and turns unbelievable. Overall, I would say I had a hollow experience reading this book.

ChristchurchLib Jun 17, 2013

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