13 Jul 2011 No Comments
`The God of Small Things explores the tragic fate of a family which “tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how.” They are an electric mix: grandmother Mammachi; her spoilt Anglophile son, Chacko ; her daughter Ammu; Ammu’s inseparable twins Estha and Rahel; and Baby Kochamma, grant aunt, determined to spread the bitter seeds of her early disappointment in love. From its mesmerizing opening sequence, it is clear that we are in the grip of a delicious new voice… a voice of breathtaking beauty. The God of Small Thing achieves genuine, tragic resonance. It is, indeed, a masterpiece.’ Christina Patterson , Observer
Winner of the Booker Prize
The God of small things is Arundhati Roy’s first novel. The book is absolutely moving however it jumps around in time a lot for which I felt it was too disjointed and confusing.
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