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The God of Small Things


Winner of the 1997 Booker Prize. The richly exotic story of the childhood the twins Esthappen and Rahel craft for themselves amongst India's vats of ... Show synopsis

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  • Overwritten Apr 21, 2011
    by LaMambisa

    Considering all the prizes this book received, I thought it would be worth reading. I found it so overwritten and the plot so overwrought. The endless similes really started me annoy me. I've heard Ms. Roy speaking out about issues and I admire her courage, but I found this almost unreadable.

  • Brilliant May 24, 2007
    by kroff

    Roy is one of the most talented writers to emerge yet. Her
    unpretentious, sensually euphoric style makes this novel a "must read".

  • The best... Apr 3, 2007
    by snaglepuss

    This was the only book I could not put down. Yes, a fascinating look at another time and place. Yes, crafted as though you are living and breathing and worried about the chutneys. I loved it because it taught me how to be an engaged reader and mostly why we need to trust gifted writers.
    My vote for all time best book ever.

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