Quick Review: The God of Small Things

Title: The God of Small Things

Author: Arundhati Roy

Published: 1997

The down low: Man Booker Prize winner in 1997.

Summary in 2 sentences: Twins Esthapen and Rahel are growing up in India in the ’60’s. While they are wealthy, their mother starts an affair with an “untouchable”, a decision that will lead to tragedy.

Why you should read it: This book will make you feel things. It is one of those novels that is depressing but for a reason, not just to exploit your emotions. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a great tough read.

How Books & Bachelorettes categorizes this book: Drama


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