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The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
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A beautifully written tragedy

10 years, 10 months ago at Oct 22 15:29
This book is hard for me to summarize. I had heard very good things and it was a Booker Prize winner, I had very high expectations. When I started the book it was a bit confusing and I had a brief stirring of disappointment but then I realized how beautifully the story was being told, as I let go of trying to figure it all out and let the story unfold for itself at it's own pace, I began to really... read more
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Description: Amazon Review In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms it in an alchemy of poetry. The God of Small Things is at once exotic and familiar to the Western reader, written in an English that's completely new and invigorated by the Asian Indian influences ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harper Perennial
Release date: 5 May 2004
ISBN-10 : 0006550681 | ISBN-13: 9780006550686
Tags: Fiction (6), India (5), Indian (3), Booker Winner (2), Drama (2), Ebay (2), Man Booker Prize Winner (2), PC (2), 1001 Books TBR (2), Family History (2), Poetic (2), Sad (2), About Poc (2), Quiet (2), Communism (2), Family (2)
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Esquire's 80 Books Every Person Should Read (80 books items)

"Peppered and pierced with tragedy, this book is a blow to the heart. And then another. And then another. But not in the Cormac McCarthy way. The God of Small Things reveals the beauty and grace possible in the darkness like no other novel I have ever read. I both envy and pity the early editors and reviewers who had the task of describing this novel for the first time. If forced to boil it down, I'd say this is a novel about having a family at all, about the motivations within the structured mic"


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