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The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy is a glimpse into life in India, with all the complexities, difficulties and idiosyncrasies of its society. It tells the story of two fraternal twins who were separated at a young age after the accidental death of their cousin, and their eventual reuniting many years later.

The true magic of this novel, however, lies not in its story, but in the sheer quality of its prose. Roy uses the English language with a skill, ease and brilliance that I don’t think I’ve come across in any other book I’ve read. She creates, adapts, inspects and plays with words in a fashion that is an absolute joy to behold.

This is truly a must-read for anyone with a love of English.

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