The God of Small Things


Show Synopsis

"A banquet for all the senses," said "Newsweek" of this bestselling and Booker Prize-winning literary novel--a richly textured first book about the tragic decline of one family whose members suffer the terrible consequences of forbidden love.

Filter Results
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency

Customer Reviews

Write a Review


Apr 21, 2011


Considering all the prizes this book received, I thought it would be worth reading. I found it so overwritten and the plot so overwrought. The endless similes really started me annoy me. I've heard Ms. Roy speaking out about issues and I admire her courage, but I found this almost unreadable.


May 24, 2007


Roy is one of the most talented writers to emerge yet. Her
unpretentious, sensually euphoric style makes this novel a "must read".


Apr 3, 2007

The best...

This was the only book I could not put down. Yes, a fascinating look at another time and place. Yes, crafted as though you are living and breathing and worried about the chutneys. I loved it because it taught me how to be an engaged reader and mostly why we need to trust gifted writers.
My vote for all time best book ever.

1 Silent Rating

See All Customer Reviews

This item doesn't have extra editions