The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things is ostensibly the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family in a small village in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The book keeps spinning out million stories indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms to lush, gorgeous prose or rather poetry. The God of Small Things is exotic and familiar, written in a style that’s completely new and invigorating.
While generally praised, the book did receive some criticism for its verbosity and controversial subject matter.The story is set in the caste society of India. Along with the caste system, readers see an economic class struggle. The God of Small Things is written in a non-sequential narrative style ,which allows Roy a great deal of flexibility as she chooses which themes and events are most important to pursue. It is melancholy piece of work, not depressing.
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