For a while I resisted reading this novel because I assumed it was a clever title followed by pedestrian content. But it is actually an engaging book centered around the topic of…how to get filthy rich in rising Asia. It is also a nice parody of self-help books. I never considered putting it down.
Furthermore it is a landmark in the integration of economics and fiction, in this case development economics. It’s more individual-centric than the “economics novels” of Russ Roberts. You can think of this as a fictional economics biography with the quality of a book you would wish to read for its own sake.
The author is Mohsin Hamid and you can order the book here.