Book Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Book Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy


Genres: Cultural, Historical Fiction

Main themes: Family, Love, Loss, Society  

Rating: 4 stars

“‘Promise me you’ll always love each other,’ she’d say, as she drew her children to her. ‘Promise,’ Estha and Rahel would say. Not finding words with which to tell her that for them there was no Each, no Other.”

Jumping between 1969, and 1993, we see how a series of tragic events impacts an entire family. A prejudiced and blind grandmother, a bitter and poisonous great aunt, an elitist ‘Marxist’ uncle, an oppressed and loving mother, and a set of dizygotic twins for who “there was no Each, no Other”.   Read more

GIVEAWAY! Ends 30/06/17

GIVEAWAY! Ends 30/06/17

In order to celebrate 1 year of Full of Bookish Wonder, I will be holding a giveaway! The winner will receive copies of:

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Terms and conditions

  • This competition ends on 30th June 2017 at 11:59pm (GMT). 
  • One winner will be picked at random, and notified on 1st July 2017.
  • The winner will receive a copy of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.
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  • This giveaway is available internationally.

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