The God of Small Things Essay

Arundhati Roy
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Hart is a freelance writer and author of several books. In the following essay, Hart goes behind the story contained in The God of Small Things to study Roy's poetic language and unique writing style.

Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things has many excellent qualities. The setting is exotic; the voice is unique; the characters are complex; and the plot line is mysterious. Any one of these, done as well as Roy's skills have provided, might have been enough for the author to win the Booker Prize, one of the most distinguished literary awards; but with one more distinctive characteristic added to the mix—Roy's poetic and imaginative writing style—there is no question that this book will long remain one of the most fascinating novels of the twentieth century.

Upon the first read of The God of Small Things, one cannot help but be drawn...

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