The Association of Small Bombs Quotes

Karan Mahajan
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A good bombing begins everywhere at once.
-- Narrator (Chapter 0)

Importance: This quote describes the bomb that goes off in the beginning of the story and sets the plot in motion.

It was all anticlimax.
-- Narrator (Chapter 3)

Importance: This quote describes Shockie's feelings toward the bomb in Lajpat Nagar. Because it is the second one he attempts to detonate, the explosion is not as thrilling as he wishes it were. The structure of the novel, which starts with the climax and proceeds to explore the falling action, is, also, all anticlimax.

We’re like tightly packed molecules.
-- Tushar (Chapter 7)

Importance: Tushar Khurana says this to his parents before he dies. He is speaking about how close the family is when they all sleep together in the same bed. After the boys die, Vikas and Deepa can no longer sleep in their bed.

Divide and rule. It wasn’t just the British toward the Indians but all parents toward their children...
-- Narrator (Chapter 9)

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