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The God of Small Things - Community Reviews back

by Arundhati Roy
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BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 4 years ago

WTF! WTH! One word: BORING!
All about me
All about me rated it 4 years ago
Enjoyed it all over again. Very sad, beautifully written.
SilverMaris rated it 4 years ago
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.
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 6 years ago
I hate that GR won't let you NOT choose one of the radio buttons. I haven't read this book and I've added it to remind me NOT to read it. I just can't read stuff about sexual abuse any more. I'm sure it's a very valuable book in its way and many people love it, but it's not for me.
travelin rated it 6 years ago
Ms. Roy and the Man Booker judges got locked somewhere between the candy counter and the toilets and someone came out with a licorice pop.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
This novel centered upon twins, the boy Estha and the girl Rahel, during a crucial time when they're seven-years-old in 1969 and when they're reunited 24 years later. I found many of the cultural details depicting modern India intriguing: the complex interplay between religion, politics, region, eth...
nclagrimas rated it 6 years ago
The God of Small Things revolves around the life of an Indian family and how it changed significantly upon the arrival of two relatives from England. The prose is appealingly literary, the tone dark, and the plot sad, tragic, haunting, and soulful. After reading the last sentence, I only set the boo...
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings rated it 6 years ago
Ironically enough, the fact that I'm an Indian - half-Malayali, actually, which means I know the state this book takes place in, Kerala, very well - that prevented me from loving it. First and foremost, it should be noted that this book is SLOW. I wasn't able to get into it until the last quarter, p...
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