Noon

Noon - Aatish Taseer This novel had a lot of material to work with, upper class society in India, upper class society in Pakistan, the differences and relations between the two, sexuality and homosexuality in Pakistan, the inner workings of a telecommunications conglomerate in Pakistan, etc. But it turned out to be just a tale of an overprivileged, entitled, lazy young man having an epiphany about his complicity in social ills, and about a spoiled man who suffers emotionally because of estrangement from his father. The potential was there, but the narrative was disconnected, the drama wasn't dramatic, and it was filled with truisms and adolescent cliches. A disappointment.