My Friend Sancho by Amit Varma

My Friend Sancho

Amit Varma

Abir Ganguly, a wisecracking, cynical crime reporter in Mumbai, is falling for Muneeza, the teenage daughter of a victim of a police shooting. Trouble is, at what point in a budding romance do you admit you were with the police when it happened? I found this a light, witty and entertaining story, perfect for a lazy afternoon.

Extract

I spend about half an hour at the start of my day checking my email - and probably a couple more, as the day goes on, in Easy Surfing Instalments. Would any of the 877 people who write to me regularly bother to do so if they had to use pen and paper, and then physically post the thing afterwards? I doubt it. I also doubt that more than one-hundredth of my Facebook friends are true friends in real life as well - but it's all good. I'm connected; I'm empowered; I love the internet. Also, there's porn.

Parallels
  • Family Planning by Karan Mahajan
  • One Night @ the Call Centre by Chetan Bhagat

Books with similar mood

A Portable Shelter

Kirsty Logan

The Same Earth

Kei Miller

The Wallcreeper

Nell Zink

Mister Wonderful

Daniel Clowes

Sawn-Off Tales

David Gaffney

Herding Cats

John McCabe

Life isn't all Ha Ha Hee Hee

Meera Syal

The Chilli Bean Paste Clan

Yan Ge

Unsafe Attachments

Caroline Oulton

The Ventriloquist's Tale

Pauline Melville

Janice Gentle Gets Sexy

Mavis Cheek

In Your Dreams

Charlie Ross

Central Station

Lavie Tidhar

Sightseeing

Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Tommy's Tale

Alan Cumming

Odin's Island

Janne Teller

We Are the End

Gonzalo C Garcia

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Becky Chambers

Reader for Hire

Raymond Jean

Joy

Jonathan Lee

The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Sari and Sins

Nisha Minhas

The Ripple Effect

Dominic Holland

A Conversation on the Quai Voltaire

Lee Langley

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

Andrea Lawlor

Chapman's Odyssey

Paul Bailey

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Carol Rifka Brunt

Little Gods

Anna Richards

The Paradise Trail

Duncan Campbell

Vivaldi and the Number 3

Ron Butlin

Henderson's Spear

Ronald Wright

Any Human Heart

William Boyd

Naked Pueblo

Mark Poirier

Rescue Me

Christopher Hart

The Dress Circle

Laurie Graham

Music and Silence

Rose Tremain

The High Spaces

Fiona McFarlane

The Wangs vs the World

Jade Chang

Dog Eats Dog

Niq Mhlongo

Moonshine in the Morning

Andrea McNicoll

The Bird Room

Chris Killen

Misfortune

Wesley Stace

A Time of Angels

Patricia Schonstein

Holy Smoke

Tonino Benacquista

Human Croquet

Kate Atkinson

This is my Daughter

Roxana Robinson

The Chef

Martin Suter

Parrot and Olivier in America

Peter Carey

The Death of Lomond Friel

Sue Peebles