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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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really liked it

** spoiler alert ** I found this to be a beautiful story, but not a page turner. This is the type of novel I would enjoy studying more than reading.

Roy painted a vivd picture of this family as well their contextual situation, and his control of language was sooo incredible. I really enjoyed the hetrodiegetic narration with varied internal focalisation through the different characters. The use of the non-linear plot was effective in presenting the characters lives, but hard to follow. I felt there was a lack of use of Chekhov’s gun, but perhaps that was purposeful. I also felt the incestuous twist at the end was forced, but I’ll admit it did resonate.

I’d recommend if you are a bit of a literature fan, but maybe not for a casual summer read

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September 26, 2019 – Shelved
September 26, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read

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