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The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 27 Sep 2013
The god of small things is a window into the world of a family that has been scattered due to mistakes, mishappening's and lust. It show's how small thing's can play a part in something so vast and prodigious.
The book follow's the story of two fraternal twins, Eshta and Rahel who were split whilst they were teen's due a misshappening in which they played a major role. It also explores the story of their mother, Ammu, Chacko , their grandmother Baby kochamma ,the untouchable Velutha and their cousin Sophie mol . Set in a remote village -Aymenam in the southern part of India ,Roy captures the beauty of the southern part of India like an aesthetic painting. Her depth of character's and family history is remarkable.
The Book deals with various major themes .Some of these themes are concerned with forbidden love ,political history ,social discrimination ,betrayal and child sexual abuse. The book is written in third person point of view and regularly shifts narrative between the third-person and Rahel.
What makes this book stand out on the bookshop's shelve is the writing style. Although the the story is moving and the character's compelling , the shifting narrative and the way the story is told is the main thing that differentiates this book from the rest.
Roy play's with the language and flow's the word's onto the pages like liquid gold. The story seem's so detailed and full of depth that after completingthe book ,i realised the true quality of Roy , she had fit a saga into a 340 page book.
Rather than presenting the story in a chronological and a sequential manner, Roy took the key events of the book, shuffled them and exposed them in a time shifting narrative. The climax is disclosed in the middle of the book, the middle in the beginning and the beginning at the end. That's what makes this book so intriguing and intricate.
Winner of the 1997 man-booker prize , this eternal story of forbidden love , political dramas and endurance of seperation makes it worthy of the bestowment. I highly recommend this book for a read, a re-read and then a re-re-read again!


Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, 27 July 2013
i started the series expecting a lot from it . after reading the first chapter , my eyes were just stuck to the book like the binding of the pages. the outcome of the book was a million times of what i expected it to be. im so glad that i started reading the series after the sequel had been released . If bring up the bodies had not been released when i finished wolf hall , i wold have been in the state of impecible misery. although i do wait for the next book , but i even dread it . finger's crossed .


Toby's Room
Toby's Room
by Pat Barker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars unpt-downable, 21 Mar 2013
This review is from: Toby's Room (Paperback)
An amazing saga of love , loss , emotion and seperation. very well written and well sketched characters. Highly Recommended.
SPOILER
There is an incest arc , if you fin that offensive or unlikeable , avoid this book !


Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather
Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather
by Pierre Szalowski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.51

3.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD READ, 21 Feb 2013
I STARTED THIS BOOK AND WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. IT WAS QUITE INTERESTING , THE CHARACTERS ARE QUITE COMPLEX.
its not really a character driven book really , it just focuses on a coloney and the events that occur during a storm.
i finished it in 3 hours , not because it was very interesting , but because i had another book to read after this one !!!!


The Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy)
The Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy)
by Amish
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous, 31 Jan 2013
The simplicity and originality of the story is purely amazing ! Although the writting is not very mature , the story excells in every possible way ..


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