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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 27 Sep 2013
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This review is from: The God of Small Things (Paperback)
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!
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