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Old 28th Jul 2011, 13:11   #20
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Default Re: Book 4: THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS - Arundhati Roy - discussion

I abandoned The God of Small Things after 50 pages on the principle that it was everything that gives literary fiction a bad name. Arundhati Roy, first-time novelist, was in desperate need of a patient and experienced editor, but had her book thrust into the world in such a rough state (and Col's comments above really nail most of what's wrong with it) that it's almost unreadable.

And then, bizarrely, she won the most prestigious prize in British and Commonwealth fiction.
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