The God of Small Things: Man Booker Prize Winner (Paperback)
  • The God of Small Things: Man Booker Prize Winner (Paperback)

The God of Small Things: Man Booker Prize Winner (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/05/1998
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'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt). Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel was the literary sensation of the 1990s: a story anchored to anguish but fuelled by wit and magic.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006550686

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“A must read!”

This is definitely a book that stays with you forever. It is incredibly moving and beautifully written. It is a must read and I have recommended it to everyone!

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18th February 2013
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“Couldn't engage with the book at all”

Really could not get on with this one. I didn't find the characters engaging and I didn't always like the writing style. The things that happen to the family are tragic, but it didn't evoke any empathy,...

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3rd March 2013
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“Amazingly powerful and heartbreaking book...”

This is a story that has stayed with me since I read the book, over 7 years ago, I have to say that it is easily one of my very favourite books ever. The story is told from the view-point of a child, and so it looks... More

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21st October 2009
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