The God of small things
8 journalers for this copy...
"Set mainly in Kerala, India, in 1969, 'The God of Small Things' is the story of Rahel and her twin brother Estha, who learn that their whole world can change in a single day, that love and life can be lost in a moment. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they seek to craft a childhood for themselves amid the wreckage that constitutes their family..."
This novel won the 1997 Booker Prize.
TBR next and then will travel on a bookring ....
Usual bookring rules....
Please journal as soon as you get the book, and then again just before sending it on. Please email the next on the list when you're nearly done reading the book so you can get the address. Please try and keep the book for about 4--6 weeks; do PM me to keep me up to date and contact me if you have any questions or any trouble reaching the next person on the list.
This is an international ring; please include your shipping preferences and your location in your message. I will try and accomodate shipping preferences--the list order may change.
Here's the list:
KansasKiwi (USA/pref. USA)
heartsong2 (USA--pref. North America)
Izzles (UK/ pref. Europe)***book has arrived/jan 06
fingerart (UK/pref. Europe)
(*please note: chich has asked to be removed from the list....)
vibrant-art (back to me...Canada)
Mailed today to heartsong2, USPS Media Mail.
Delivery Confirmation number:
0305 1720 0000 1220 7950
Her use of the English language is amazing. I enjoyed the lyric quality in her sentences.
I have become very fascinated by Indian culture over the past couple years. After reading Transplanted Man, A Fine Balance, and now this, and also the movie Monsoon Wedding.
Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed it. Will post to ababaigalit in am.
The truth is that the author honestly tried to face the major cultural dilemmas of post-colonial India ; what all are to remain 'pure' and untouched and what all are to be sold? a novel is about story-telling and she hasn't yet learnt that. There is no underlying rhythm in the time-travels we encounter all so very often.
Thanks again vibrant-art for including me to these ring and thank you heartsong2 for sending it so fast with the beautiful post card. I will be sending the book to Izzles in the United Kingdom tomorrow. (We in Israel, well have parties for the New Year, but on the 1st of January we work).
I wish to all of you that took and take part of this bookring to have a peaceful, healthy, loving new year with a lot of reading.
Hampshire. Enjoy the book.
23/01/06 - Sent to fingerart
Will send on tomorrow.
Anyway, I'd been wanting to read this for a long time, so thanks a lot vibrant-art, I'll send the book to Malaysia at the beginning of next week (sent 02/05/06).
July 10 - I am very sad to say that I could not find any time to read the book. Not only am I busy with my class assignments, but my brother just announced that he wants to get engage a few weeks back. We had a small make-do for him. I am trying to reach the next person in line. I'm sending her another PM and if she does not reply I will go to the next person.