In God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy has tried to showcase typical Indian diaspora’s perspective – to demean the country where she’s born. Yes, castism is there in India, but in America, too, the differences in treatment of people based on their race do exist… But, I guess, for Indian diaspora authors, that difference doesn’t exist. The title seems perfect concerning what the author has tried to showcase through this story. How small things, even small decisions make an impact in the long run. But, as I moved further, it only confused me. I didn’t know what the author wants to say. Because of the lack of proper transitions, I found it frustrating to juggle between the two timelines. Metaphors and similes suddenly pop in like an unwanted Ad while watching something on YouTube. Though the story is about families, children, lovers, siblings, separation and injustice, the coercive insertion of sensual content diverted its idea. And this distracted me. I still tried to keep my focus with the hope to get something exciting at least at the end, but this book couldn’t match my expectations.
Review by Parakashtha for Read then Wrote Blog
God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – Book Review
God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy is a confusing novel and it distracts the readers from the main agenda that the novelist somehow attempts to drive home. Derailed. Invested. Somehow satisfying for a section of readers of semi-traditional fiction.