Who has read « The God of Small Things » and what is your opinion?Who has read « The God of Small Things » and what is your opinion ? Simone #review
I read it many years ago back in 1997 when it won the booker prize. It’s a must read, amazing narration.
Thank you !
Being an Indian, it was one of the first novels that I read in my high school (not as a part of course curriculum). I loved it. It has an interesting non-linear narration and the climax is quite intense. Hope you enjoy it. ☺
I’m in the middle of it; very special way of writing , very unusual. Thank you ! It’s different from everything I’ve read so far.
I read it years ago and really liked it.
I’ve read it halfway so far, I thought it was really poetic and beautiful with an interesting plot!
Yes, that it is!
Loved it then and now?!
I read it in the year it won the Booker. I was in school at that time. Couldn’t finish. Read it again a few years later. I loved the book. Her style is wonderful. The book has its own unique language. I really liked the narration
I read this book many years ago and I remember I absolutely loved it. A. Roy has never published since then except for a novel which came out recently. I haven’t read it yet but I believe it’s more of a political novel. She has been heavily involved it activist roles in India, especially in the area of water conservation and the rights of the rural poor. She has written and published extensively in newspapers and journals. I believe she was even briefly jailed for her activism. Arundhati Roy is quite a remarkable woman and I have a great deal of respect for her.
Thank you Grace ! ?? I bought the « The Ministry of Utmost Happiness « and thought I would start with this one.
Actually, I’m always in awe at how you know all these things ! ?
Thank you, @Simone!! This old brain of mine is like a warehouse. Retrieval however is getting a little more difficult with passing time. I have a voracious appetite for knowledge and information – my Hindu/Buddhist husband says that this is probably my greatest attachment in life and I need to work on it. I confess that I don’t really try to do so!!! I strongly suspect you are the same, my friend, which is what drew us together over the ocean that separates us!!
I read it as part of my degree, and I liked it a lot. I don’t remember much but I have carried the child’s trauma at being told they were a disappointment and it has changed my language. I have said I am disappointed with my children’s behaviour once or twice, but very rarely and clearly not with them. So it taught me something important.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments!
I loved it, utterly heartbreaking, but beautiful. Really wish she had written more books.
I have « The Ministry of Utmost Happiness « which I will read after this one.
Picture me scampering cartoon-like to the nearest bookstore! Okay, will actually, I’m frantically opening up another tab to look for it online, but the scampering to the bookstore has a more romantic appeal.
That is a beautiful book.
I have picked up this book half a dozen times and have never gotten past about a quarter despite loving this type of book. It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed it, I have to try again.
I wonder if it’s not a book you should spend more time on on one reading to really stay with the characters and the story line.
On best books list!