- Taschenbuch: 339 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper Collins Publ. UK; Auflage: New edition (6. Oktober 1997)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0006551092
- ISBN-13: 978-0006551096
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11,3 x 3,2 x 17,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 406 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.851 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The God of Small Things (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 6. Oktober 1997
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In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms it in an alchemy of poetry. The God of Small Things is at once exotic and familiar to the Western reader, written in an English that's completely new and invigorated by the Asian Indian influences of culture and language. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
'In part a perfectly paced mystery story, in part an Indian Wuthering Heights: a gorgeous and seductive fever dream of a novel, and a truly spectacular debut.' Kirkus 'The God of Small Things genuinely is a masterpiece, utterly exceptional in every way, and there can be little doubt that posterity will place it very near the top of any shortlist of Indian novels published this century.' William Dalyrmple, Harpers and Queen. 'The quality of Ms. Roy's narration is so extraordinary - at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple - that the reader remains enthralled all the way through to its agonizing finish... it evokes in the reader a feeling of gratitude and wonderment.' New York TimesAlle Produktbeschreibungen
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When it's expected that the whole world will go ga-ga over all these positive aspects, it's surprising nobody seems to notice the very obvious flaws in this novel. No matter what you say, a novel is about story-telling( from Cerventes to Fuentes, that's the way it has been). And she hasn't yet learnt that. There is no underlying rhythm in the time-travels we encounter all so very often. Even to give your plot a semblance to the incoherent tricks that memory play, you actually have to 'construct' that incoherence. At places, it seemed like a William Burroughs 'book'. And then, the annoying repetition of what another reviewer says as 'Bratspeak'.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
This is very sad tale of two generations of a well to do family of Syrian Christian Indians. Relatives from the West visit and lives are never the same again. It is also a tale of the cast culture and the untouchables and of many people and events that cross the path of the main "tale"
Roy's prose is beautiful. Her ability to create truly vivid images is extraordinary. I took so much pleasure in her description of the many fine details of the lives of her characters. Her unique style of writing that keeps going back to earlier images to revive them in the mind of the reader was most enjoyable.
If you like a clear plot and fast action this book is definitely not for you. There is no plot per se, events unfold very slowly most of the time with lots of digression. I loved that it, it gave me time to build an image in my mind and that image kept on getting developed and refined. The main charachters are sketched but not always in total, this comes across as a given, so you don't miss it.
I absolutely can not wait to read more of her work.
This fascinating novel that is set in India in the late 60s begins with the funeral of a cousin of the novel's narrator. Rahelas she is called shares with her twin brother Estha share family secrets that are masterfully presented to the reader in this gripping, suspenseful and revealing prose that is told from the point of a child. Rich in characters and an amazing plot, The God of Small Things takes you into the fascinating setting of India , its politics, rich culture , unique social and caste system, numerous taboos, and its turbulent rich which all have an influence on the characters of the story. A highly recommended read:
Also recommended: DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE, NAMESAKE,THE KITE RUNNER, THE USURPER AND OTHER STORIES
but once you get into it you can`t put it down.
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One of the top 3 most powerful and human books I have ever read. The language and the story are second to none.Vor 20 Monaten von Karla Keth veröffentlicht
Roy's only work of fiction so far is like a series of paintings, and the care with which detail is layered is impeccable.Veröffentlicht am 25. Juni 2014 von Mihir Sharma
I really did start over reading this book right after finishing it, to read it while fully appreciating it. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. März 2014 von Joelle van Dyne
the book is just beautiful. The way Roy writes is incredible: you live, breathe, laugh and suffer with the characters, until the very last end. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 9. Dezember 2013 von Ana
Gutes Buch! Für ein Uni-Englischseminar gekauft. Aufregende, überraschende Geschichte - manchmal etwas detailreich, aber das macht es wahrscheinlich auch aus - seine... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 8. November 2013 von S. Kettel
Besides this being a moving story in many ways, it is wonderful to get so much color of the place and the people through the story-telling. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2013 von B. Martin
Wow, this was an incredibly imaginative and gratifying book. I simply loved how Roy writes. On the surface is appears so simple and naive, but as you proceed the reader realizes... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 31. August 2013 von Diggity
great book. great buy.
good quality and came on time as announced
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What a book! At first I did not like it, I found it tedious, the first chapters require a lot of effort just to figure out who is who and who stands with whom in what relation. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 10. September 2012 von Lea