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Review: God of Small Things

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy My rating: 5 of 5 stars God of Small Things is my new favorite. I do not recall having been moved this much by anything I read in the recent times. It is story par excellence . Even days after turning over the last page, the reader simply resides in the world created by Roy. The world where Estha, Rahel, Ammu, Velutha, Sophie Mol, Baby Kochamma, Mammachi and Chacho live. In the world of Ayememon, that small town in Kerala where the god of small things reigns, but is meant to be quiet. And where it is the big things that are forced upon people. The world of God of Small Things , is a world of chaos. It is a world of patriarchal norms and how they have controlled the societies, of political quests and how they affect the lay gentry, of social differentiation and how derogatory they can be. It is a family saga set against the back drop of rural India, in a time when events were taking place at a q

Review: Endless Night

Endless Night by Agatha Christie My rating: 5 of 5 stars Honestly, and I am gonna be very honest with this one, having read Then There Were None and Murder in the Orient Express , I did not think it possible that any of Christie's can surprise me now. I was wrong. Endless Night is a gem. A rarity that one comes across in many a long months. Christie took the title of the book from William Blake's, Auguries of Innocence: Every night and every morn Some to misery are born Every morn and every night Some are born to sweet delight Some are born to sweet delight Some are born to endless night There is subtle interplay between emotions and actions. The story unfolds like a personal journal. Endless Night is written in the first person narrative, unlike most of Christie's other works. The first few chapters narrate the story of how a young cab driver, Michael Rogers, who seems to lack f