Sacred Games

Sacred Games

Our book group choice for September 2017 is Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra. Seven years in the making, Sacred Games is an epic of exceptional richness and power.

Vikram Chandra’s novel draws the reader deep into the life of Inspector Sartaj Singh — and into the criminal underworld of Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in India.

Sartaj, one of the very few Sikhs on the Mumbai police force, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But “the silky Sikh” is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide. When Sartaj gets an anonymous tip-off as to the secret hide-out of the legendary boss of G-Company, he’s determined that he’ll be the one to collect the prize.

Discussion Questions for Sacred Games

  1. How quickly side you engage with the book?
  2. How much symbolism did you see?
  3. Favourite characters /voices?
  4. How would you describe the structure? Was it traditionally Indian?
  5. Was Sartaj likeable. How would you describe his character?
  6. Favourite slang?
  7. Which of the voices did you enjoy listening to? And were there any that you didn’t want to hear.
  8. How did you find the picture of Mumbai that was painted. Was it well fleshed out?
  9. Was there a transition in the characters during the book?
  10. How 3D did you find the characters?
  11. How complicated did you find the story?
  12. How were female characters portrayed?
  13. Did the book try to explain itself too much?

Individual Comments

DKB’s Rating: To come.

DKB's Rating ☆☆☆☆☆