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The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
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"They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much. "The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, a skyblue Plymouth with chrome tailfins is stranded on the highway amid a Marxist... show more
"They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much. "The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, a skyblue Plymouth with chrome tailfins is stranded on the highway amid a Marxist workers' demonstration. Inside the car sit two-egg twins Rahel and Esthappen, and so begins their tale. . . .Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family--their lonely, lovely mother, Ammu (who loves by night the man her children love by day), their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), their enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt), and the ghost of an imperial entomologist's moth (with unusually dense dorsal tufts).When their English cousin, Sophie Mol, and her mother, Margaret Kochamma, arrive on a Christmas visit, Esthappen and Rahel learn that Things Can Change in a Day. That lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river "graygreen."  With fish in it. With the sky and trees in it. And at night, the broken yellow moon in it. The brilliantly plotted story uncoils with an agonizing sense of foreboding and inevitability. Yet nothing prepares you for what lies at the heart of it.The God of Small Things takes on the Big Themes--Love. Madness. Hope. Infinite Joy. Here is a writer who dares to break the rules. To dislocate received rhythms and create the language she requires, a language that is at once classical and unprecedented. Arundhati Roy has given us a book that is anchored to anguish, but fueled by wit and magic.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679457312 (0679457313)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
1.0 The God of Small Things
DNF @ 20%. This book and I didn't get off to a great start, and I admit that some of this was due to my own preconceptions. But, I gave it a try. It just didn't work. When at 16% I still felt like it just was not getting any better. The writing style was just aggravating me. I should have...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.5 The God of Small Things
I wasn't sure what to expect other than everyone raves about this author and I had to sit with it all a while to decide what I really felt about it. It's a powerful book and a little hard to read sometimes but also strangely beautiful. Trigger: death of a child. It's right in the first chapter that ...
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
1.0 The God of Small Things

WTF! WTH! One word: BORING!
SilverMaris
SilverMaris rated it
4.0 The God of Small Things
Immersive. Like the Meenachal river that connects the Heart of Darkness to the Ayemenem house. Claiming lives, breaking bodies, silent, quiet and deadly. Unfathomable depths fractured through the eyes of children scarred forever. A narrative to match. And still, stark beauty.
Kwiat Paproci
Kwiat Paproci rated it
4.0 Bóg rzeczy małych
Symfonia smaków i zapachów, nie tylko konfitur :-)
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