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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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Good book - a fictional book about a family in India and the tragic events that occur and change their lives. It touches on the period's sexism -- how women who are not able to get an education often ended up in bad marriages and situations, how it is acceptable for men to sleep around with women of lower classes/castes but not vice-a-versa, etc. It touches on Marxism and the inequality in the caste system and how the different generations deal with the changing times. It deals with the "Laws of Love" - "who can love who and how much."

I think it was written well and has interesting topics, setting, and writing style(going back and forth between 1969 and 1993 and the narrator telling the story from multiple perspectives).

It is very tragic, has a rather detailed love scene at the end, and a child is molested in the middle -- which some readers may not like and may not be inappropriate for young readers.

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Reading Progress

July 29, 2013 – Started Reading
July 29, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
July 29, 2013 – Shelved
July 30, 2013 – Finished Reading

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