Ram takes us on an amazing review of his own history -- from the day he was found as a baby in the clothes donation box of a Delhi church to his employment by a faded Bollywood star to his adventure with a security-crazed Australian army colonel to his career as an overly creative tour guide at the Taj Mahal.
Swarup's Q & A is a beguiling blend of high comedy, drama, and romance that reveals how we know what we know -- not just about trivia, but about life itself. Cutting across humanity in all its squalor and glory, Vikas Swarup presents a kaleidoscopic vision of the struggle between good and evil -- and what happens when one boy has no other choice in life but to survive....Continua
straordinario. Un mix di buona scrittura, storie, racconti di vita, emozioni e povertà.
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bello seppur, nel mio caso, penalizzato dall'aver visto il film ("the millionaire") tratto con diverse licenze.
Once again the rule "the novel is better than the movie" is confirmed. And we are talking about an absolutely breathtaking, nice and successful movie.
I think anyway that the novel is more realistic, more compassionate, written by someone who knows the society he describes. The gentle and ironic descriptions of bitter events really talks of the way life can adapt and successfully survive to challenging environments and social injustices.
It is rare that I watch a movie before reading the book, however in the case of Slumdog Millionaire, I was not even aware a book existed before the movie. However I should have known; great movies are rarely made without a book behind them! The book is quite different from the movie, and I found it to be a quite enjoyable read. I did find the book to be heavier that the movie....Continua