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The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
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'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and... show more
'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt). Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel was the literary sensation of the 1990s: a story anchored to anguish but fuelled by wit and magic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006550686 (0006550681)
Publisher: Flamingo
Pages no: 340
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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