Book Discussion for "The God of Small Things"

I read this book many years ago and remember enjoying it, but I can't wait to discuss this with you all. Here is a short description.

"The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy

Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide. Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevokably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

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  • brian b

    Things piling up, gotta cancel. Loved the book!

    June 28

  • Kiran

    I had to go out of town expectedly.. so sorry!

    June 28

  • Dee

    I'd be there if I wasn't in Paris for a few weeks.

    June 28

  • Jess

    I hope you guys enjoy! I got distracted with a different book, and never got to this one (I hope all the other wait-listers make it).

    June 27

  • Neftali

    I love the book, but haven't made as much progress as I'd like before discussing it with the group! Hope the meetup goes great! Looking forward to joining in the next round :)

    June 27

  • Martha

    Hi Valarie, I'm canceling for this Sunday-The God of Small Things. Sorry-last minute change in plans.

    June 27

  • Regan M.

    I think that the timing is what it is. There's often something going on - last weekend it was Carnival, the weekend before that Bay to Breakers... It's not as if we're meeting at a spot in the middle of the parade, which would hamper people getting there. And there is always next month.

    May 30

    • Lorelie

      By the way, no "fail" whatsoever on your part. Stuff happens and affects scheduling. No worries.

      May 30

    • Cameron

      Thanks Valerie for the effort.

      1 · June 11

  • Valerie F.

    Hmm, haven't heard anything else about timing and no one has taken me up on hosting, so I guess we're sticking to the original date!

    June 11

  • Dee

    I will be in Europe so I can't join y'all. See you when I get back.

    June 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    rereading this month's book whether I get 'in' to the meetup or not!

    1 · June 9

  • Liz

    Yep, that did it. Just finished the book and find myself marooned in a sea of used Kleenex. Dum dum.

    1 · June 7

  • Martha

    Sounds good. I hope to be there!

    1 · June 3

  • Gabrielle L.

    Greetings from LA, where people are happily burning up the planet with their car trips between Pasadena and Irvine. How I miss Berkeley! It's so sweet, all the little worries about conflicts between book club meetings and Gay Pride Day, and some people actually maybe getting on BART to go to the club meeting or the Pride Parade.
    Go Berkeley!

    2 · May 31

  • Bruce B.

    nor rain, nor sleep, nor heat, nor gloom of night

    May 30

  • Lynn S.

    Neither Gay Pride nor Christmas nor Yom Kippur matters to me so the 29th is fine.

    May 30

  • Lorelie

    Apologies folks - can't come after all - I didn't realize the pride parade was that weekend and my son actually wants to go this year! I really wanted to hear what people thought of this book though. But I hope ot see you all next month!

    1 · May 30

  • Valerie F.

    Sorry to overlap with Pride, but there's no other weekend I can do in June!

    May 30

  • Cameron

    pride Sunday = bad timing

    May 30

  • Liz

    The first time I read this book, I cried solidly throughout the last 30+ pages. Let's see if it has the same effect 2nd time around. I'm a few years older and married now. Will this make me more (or less) jaded, cynical, unfeeling? I'll be sure to let you all know...

    2 · May 29

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