Winner of Seven Bafta Awards inlcuding Best Film, 'Slumdog Millionaire' is based on Vikas Swarup's bestseller 'Q and A', which only took Swarup two months to write! Read by Kerry Shale, this beautiful award winning audio communicates Vikas' words and narrative to life, allowing the listener to... show more
Winner of Seven Bafta Awards inlcuding Best Film, 'Slumdog Millionaire' is based on Vikas Swarup's bestseller 'Q and A', which only took Swarup two months to write! Read by Kerry Shale, this beautiful award winning audio communicates Vikas' words and narrative to life, allowing the listener to envisage the colour and vibrance of Mumbai and the hard hitting truth of poverty and struggle through the eyes of two young boys and the friends they make along the way. One of the boys comes through it all, knowledgable and determined by answering twelve questions correctly on a gameshow. Stunning an audience of millions, he draws on a store of street wisdom and trivia to provide him with the essential keys, not only to the quiz show, but to life itself. Adapted for the big screen Swarup's achievement has already been marked by winning four Golden Globes. Slumdog cleaned up, winning seven of the eleven award nominations including Best Film at the BAFTAs in London so the only thing left for Swarup to think about now are the Oscars whereby this enchanting story has been nominated ten times!
Publish date: November 18th 2008
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
Blog Stories Review: http://storiesbooksandmovies.blogspot.it/2015/05/le-dodici-domande-vikas-swarup.html Pochi film sono riusciti ad avere un successo pari a quello di The Millionaire. Caratterizzato da un cast sconosciuto (o quasi) e da una colonna sonora in perfetto stile indiano, la pellicola di...
Już nie mogę znieść tych ciągłych dywagacji na temat wyższości ekranizacji nad pierwowzorem książkowym lub odwrotnie. Tym bardziej, że jestem zdecydowanie zwolennikiem wyższości książek nad ekranizacjami. A tu jeszcze się może okazać, że ekranizacja odbiega od pierwowzoru! I na dokładkę może być prz...
[Originally posted on Tumblr on 16. January 2013] I finished reading ‘Q and A' by Vikas Swarup today. I really enjoyed reading this while at the same time wondering about how over the top the bad things are that happen to the characters. I don’t know much about India so it’s not my place to assume...
After reading a few other reviews, I agree that the novel is highly melodramatic. I haven't been to India, but I do understand the depravity of the slums and the caste system. And while Swarup really made an effort to make the reader understand what this part of India is like, I found it melodramati...
I really liked the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" as did many other people. The book was good but not great, and I enjoyed the movie was adapted from the book much more.