Bibhuti Bhushan Nayak in 2002, setting the Guinness world record for most number of cement blocks broken on the groin. Photo: AFP

Book review: Man on Fire - surreal tale of an Indian extreme-sports nut

Stephen Kelman's fictionalised biography of 'BB', pursuer of feats including having the most concrete blocks smashed on his groin, is astonishingly moving in its heartbreak and humour, like his acclaimed debut novel, Pigeon English, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize

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Bibhuti Bhushan Nayak in 2002, setting the Guinness world record for most number of cement blocks broken on the groin. Photo: AFP
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