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God of Small Things (English)

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Author: Arundhati Roy
Language: English
Publisher: Harperaudio

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\"Dazzling.As subtle as it is powerful. Remarkable.\"--New York Times

\"This outstanding novel is a banquet for all the senses we bring to reading.\" --Newsweek

\"Hauntingly wonderful . . . Exquisite . . . Unforgettable.\"--USA Today

Winner of the 1997 Booker Prize - - New York Times Best Seller

Born from two eggs in the one womb of their beloved mother Ammu, Rahel and Esthappen have little to cling to but each other, and the occasional joy that passes through their young lives like a cool breeze on a sweltering Indian day. When Ammu, divorced and disappointed, returns with the twins to her family home in southern India, their worlds begin to open wider, all the while closing in on them.

As the three arrive into the arms of Ammu\'s eccentric and unforgettable relatives, a tragedy begins to unfold that will propel them toward a fate that has perhaps stalked them from their inception. Yet, throughout the pain and hardships of things large and small, the humor, humanity, and ferociously perceptive intelligence only bestowed upon seven-year-olds shines gloriously through.

At the core of this extraordinary, bittersweet story is the unforgettable narrative voice of first-time novelist Arundhati Roy, a uniquely talented writer capable of moving us beyond words with the perfect sentence and a profoundly insightful wisdom that far surpasses her years.

Specifications of God of Small Things (English) (audio cassette)

Book Details
Publisher Harperaudio
ISBN-10 069451960X
Edition Abridged
Publication Year 1997
Language English
ISBN-13 9780694519606
Binding audio cassette
Contributors
Author Arundhati Roy

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Ujjwal Verma

Aug 5, 2014

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A ballad

The God of small things
By Arundhati Roy
A book which has words woven seamlessly and they play in your mind as a cadence that starts following a rhythm like poetry. When one is reading it, the words become a song and they keep humming inside your mind. The author adopts a style of writing in…
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Priya T

May 30, 2014

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Amazing writing skill

Arundhati Roy is an excellent writer and more than the story you will be captivated by the way she has written it... The book has also depicted the innocence and beauty of children and the reader will definitely fall in luv wid the character of the twins in the story...
A must read for all...!
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pulkit malhotra

May 29, 2014

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something hitting at totally different level of understanding.

You can't fail to fall in love with the story characters. The language is purely beautiful and the essence never dies. And as approx all indian childhoods have experienced one or more tragedies. You will definately connect to this and feel the emptiness from within.
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Shantanu Sharma

May 11, 2014

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Good Read...

The book is nice and every page contains deep expressions and each time you read the same page you realise something new,different and something you didnt recognize early. but it requires effort and concentration....not the one which can be finished in single go.
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Rahul Rathee

May 11, 2014

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A good book

A good book by a famous personality (though book made her famous)
whatever, a good book, must read for anyone who want to understand India a bit..
Good packaging, timely delivery..

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Gayatri Nair

Jun 17, 2013

Splendid. In a word.

Have to come in terms with the fact that Only those with childhood still in them, would enjoy this book. How can such a beautiful language even exist?- That was my initial reaction to this. Ms. Roy demands such strong emotion from her readers that it makes you really wonder if you were an invisible being lingering around when the lives of the characters unfold in front of you. It literally serenades you, making you believe that these characters, really, yes, do exist. However, it your imagination that tells you that they are real.

i wish she wrote more fiction. touching more lives wit…
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Krithika Jayaraaman

Feb 17, 2012

A Rarity

This book is the best pick for a broad and open minded person.. Tells you how "Love" is always associated with sadness, how women are made scape goats for everything that happens, how a person's childhood experiences affect his/her perspectives and whole life.. The book has less to tell and lot to infer. So unleash ur minds open and then start reading the book...
PS: If u dont get the viability of the story,finish reading it and then spend a whole day thinking about it.. U'll get to know how serious the story is (Personal experience)..
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Aakarsh Yardi

Jun 10, 2012

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This story will stay with you for a long long time

Arundhati is a poetess, an artist who spins munificence with the ordinary. Her story - a part biography is like fine music to even an untrained ear. She's one writer that I admire mostly because her words tell us a story in visuals. You feel the pain, the struggle, the sly humor and the God she cherishes in small things...

A must read for every one who likes good literature...
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Ankit Deshmukh

Feb 22, 2013

An avg story line but still I'm thinking of reading it again

Each character is weird, the story is full of remorse... But the way Roy has written.... BEAUTIFUL.... The story keeps you glued and it really takes you to the place described and live those character, after reading the book you are in a complete different mood... The writing is that powerful.

If you are looking for something different from that of romantic/action genre, I recommend this book.
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Rajan Duggal

Apr 13, 2013

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Oh you do need some free brain and a huge dictionary!!

The book's status made me buy this book, I opened it, closed it, opened it, closed it>

It has some serious and huge unknown words and the story is not in chronological order.
Do yourself a favor and also order a dictionary along with this, or download one. You will need it!!

I left the book in the middle, but will start it again sometime, where I have the patience and time.
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Rachna Datta Choudhury

Sep 4, 2012

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The God of small things

The story keeps moving between past and present in no specific order. It is difficult to make out the start or end of the book as if you can just start from any page , like i said no specific order. The writer thinke very differntly from a common man. The similies are just amazing. She would suddenly compare a situation or someone with something that only she can imagine and beleive me it is beautiful. I looked forward to every comparison she made thorughout the book. The book does bind you towards the end when you are looking for the climax. But it ends pretty abruptly. Probably the author ne…
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Ujjwal Verma

Aug 5, 2014

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A ballad

The God of small things
By Arundhati Roy
A book which has words woven seamlessly and they play in your mind as a cadence that starts following a rhythm like poetry. When one is reading it, the words become a song and they keep humming inside your mind. The author adopts a style of writing in such a manner that subtle instances build into your conscience and the story becomes yours. Words are used as such as the mind imbues with them impromptu instead of being grammatically correct. A not so interesting story which charms you with simple ideas that “where the love laws lay down who shou…
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Navaneeth V K

Oct 28, 2011

First to review

Must read for everyone

The best story about Kerala by a non-Keralite. One of the finest works of Indian English literature. Simple langauge (except for the fisrt paragraph). So deep in meaning. No twists, turns, tricky endings, surprises. You know what is going to happen all the way through. The journey is fun, not the destination.
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sudeshna bora

Dec 1, 2011

THE journey to the end

This novel is a personal journey towards the end. Each and every page silently directed me to the end, the main story gets over in only three pages. But the aftermath forms the entirety of the novel. Every page I read created the suspense to doom. As aptly said this novel beautifully signifies the journey of the protagonist whose life left them years ago, they are living without life and evey page reminded me of that.
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Rajendra Salokhe

Apr 17, 2012

A very boring book

I tried to read the book. The language is not catching. There is no flow. You can not complete the book in one sitting. yeryboring. I left it after reading a few pages. I do not know how people like it. The style is not good. It is not that it is the first book I read. I am a good reader and read almost one book a day. Sometimes I read 5 books a day.
 

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