Q & A (Paperback)
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Q & A (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 01/02/2006
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The bestselling book behind the Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLLIONAIRE directed by Danny Boyle

'An absorbing and richly entertaining read' Times

Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is cheating?

In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which incredible adventures in his life on the streets gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and joyousness of modern India.

'Popular fiction at its best and brightest' Guardian
'Colourful' Sunday Telegraph
'Poignant, funny, rich' MEG ROSOFF, bestselling author of HOW I LIVE NOW
'Not to be missed' Observer

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552772501
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This brilliant story, as colossal, vibrant and chaotic as India itself... is not to be missed * Observer *
Poignant, funny, rich... with an utterly orignal and brilliant structure at its heart -- Meg Rosoff, author of HOW I LIVE NOW
Mingling broad humour with incisive social comment, Q&A is absorbing and richly entertaining reading * The Times *
This lively picaresque novel has an original and telling premise... a colourful portrait of Indian society is painted with remarkable lightness and wit * Sunday Telegraph *
A hugely successful mixture of satire and intrigue * Independent on Sunday *
Swarup is an accomplished storyteller * Daily Mail *
An engaging and surprisingly informative read * Telegraph *
This novel is part homage to the larger-than-life Bollywood film industry, and the characters and story are so engaging that you really have to read on to find out how it all comes together in the end * Derby Evening Telegraph *
One of the most delightful reads i've enjoyed in years * Shashi Tharoor *
Q&A is popular fiction at its best and brightest. The prose is efficient and the characters are briskly drawn in strong, sharp colours. Swarup clearly understands his job. As an exercise in genre, the novel is a triumph and that was before the movie-makers got to work -- Robert McCrum * Guardian *

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“Q & A”

This was a great book and I enjoyed reading it. I liked the quirky structure and the way it unravelles the life of Ram Mohammed Thomas. The first person narrative takes you on the bitter sweet journey that will make... More

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“Q and A”

This book is one of those few books that you simply can't put down until the very last page. The story is about an amazing life of an orphan tiffinboy who upon luck (or destiny- whichever you think) knows all the... More

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“Q & A”

A remarkable film about intelligence, Love, Money and Prison.

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