The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things

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The God of Small Things is a Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Arundhati Roy. It tells the story of fraternal Indian twins, Rahel and Estha, in 1960s India, as they embark on a journey of political drama and forbidden love.

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What the community says about The God of Small Things

  • Walter Mason
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "It is a good book to read. The characters make the story interesting and it shows how simple a mistake can be catastrophic to a situation."
  • Ethan Fernandez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I had no clue about the culture of India until I read The God of Small Things. It is a great book but can be taboo because of a controversial love story."
  • Susan Banks
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Roy has done a fantastic job with portraying the magical bond that exists in a twin relationship. Flowing between the memories of childhood to life in present day this is a story of the timeless relationship of those who are familiar."
  • Kathy McDonald
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I don't know if it's a perfect solution even though India is in South Asia. Asia related books is a pretty broad topic. I think maybe something specific like India related literature would be better. Aside from that it is quite the unique and we'll written novel. Not many people reach out to novels set in India so it stands out. "
  • Carl Bates
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book weaves a rich tapestry of imagery and experience of family life in India in the 1960s. A change to family dynamics is brought about by the arrival of a family member that brings on a flurry of dramatic events. Above all else, this book is beautifully written and it was worth it for me just for that."
  • Edward Cooper
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I love intellectual books and I love variety in them. So I recently read the book "The God of Small Things" which was not written by a white male. It was very interesting to read something from this point of view. I found it stimulating and really feel like I learned a lot."
  • Alan Simmons
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Interesting book from a setting in India. If you are interested in books that feature settings different than the U.S., then this book will without a doubt give you that new type of perspective. The storyline is really fantastic, and sort of immerses you into the book. I really did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did, but now I may even consider it one of the top books I have read."
  • Kyle Lucas
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I didn't love the book. I thought it relied too much on cheap drama and cliffhangers to push you through the story rather than compelling characters and authentic emotion. I found the journey believable but the love between the characters felt shallow, and written by someone whose idea of love was formed in a movie or television show."
    Aaradhya Jindal
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It was a well written book, although I found it a bit boring at times. The subject matter wasn't entirely interesting to me."
  • Julie Chapman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is an award winner and bestseller and follows in the footsteps of many renowned writers when it comes to style and theme. Readers will love the beautiful quality of writing and the mesmerizing story."
  • Sandra Allen
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Has a very good review span on Amazon. I would be interested in reading this book. The story line seems fantastic. Not sure I would put it in the "postcolonial" category."
  • Ethan Gordon
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I personally enjoy reading books that really make me think. This is one of the top 10 books I've ever read that gets me philosophizing and thinking about existential issues. "
  • Pablo Mora
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book fits on this list and would be a great choice."
  • Shirley Zhang
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Well reviewed and seemingly well written. Although a few reviews state otherwise, still may be worth a glance. "
  • Austin Morrison
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The book The God of Small Things is great for those who wish to understand child abuse from the point of view of the victims. The story unfolds in India with setting in 1960s which a rich amount of information of how it occur and its many causes. The book helps the reader understand the victims point of view. "
  • Andrea Carr
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "One of the hardest books that I have read lately is probably The God of Small Things. This book started off in a really engaging manner but there was a lot of tragedy that made it hard for me to read this book straight through."
  • Zachary Watson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "GOOD"
  • Laura Knight
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book is awesome! I love it so much! So much feeling! The author is awesome!"
  • Frank Beck
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The God of Small Things is a story of fraternal Indian twins. They set out on a Journey of drama and forbidden love and it's truly captivating."
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