Get this from a library! Slumdog millionaire: a novel. [Vikas Swarup]. Eighteen-year-old Ram Mohammed Thomas is in prison after answering twelve questions correctly on a TV quiz show to win one billion rupees. Vikas Swarup is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and Q&A is his first novel. An international sensation, it has been translated into over. The bestselling book behind the Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG is available as a Black Swan paperback and ebook and is soon to be made.
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Slumdog Millionaire tears along at a quick pace: some parts are very Paperback, Novel, Ebook) Summary - The Invention Of Wings: Novel By Sue Monk Kidd. The bestselling book behind the Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLLIONAIRE directed by Danny Boyle. Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got . Slumdog Millionaire. Vikas Swarup Author Christopher Simpson Narrator (). cover image of The Accidental Apprentice.
It does not take long to get tired of the flat narration.
Anyway, writing style is perhaps not the biggest problem with this novel. The story is so full of cliches.
Every episode in the life of the protagonist seems as if it is pulled out of some cheap bollywood masala movie the episodes in the movie Slumdog are way better. Swarup took all the vices and social issues he could think of and stitched it all together into a story.
Child abuse, murder, suicide, incest, prostitution, theft, robbery, corruption, eve-teasing, poverty, riots, religious squabbles, underworld, India-Pak war it's all there. Homophobia and pedophilia is way overdone.
Such is the cheap drivel Swarup is selling in the name of realism.
He has played out the religion card too and named the hero 'Ram Mohammed Thomas'. With this selling recipe in place Mr.
Swarup perhaps didn't think there was any need put an effort into the actual writing anymore. He grew up in Dharavi, one of the biggest slums in the world. Smita Shah, his lawyer, rescued him from being tortured.
She heard about the unbelievable story of the street child winning one billion Rupees at W3B and about his arrest. Both watched the quiz-show on DVD and Ram explains her in short flashbacks 12 stories of his turbulent life, which helped him to answer all the questions in the correct way.
At last it comes out that Smita is a girl he lived next to when he was a teenager. Her real name is Gudiya and he saved her from her alcoholic father.
Smita fought for his right and at last he got his prize. In the end they got married.
Important topics the book deals with: - Slums in India Dharavi is a suburb of Mumbai and actually one of the largest slums in the world. At last it comes out that Smita is a girl he lived next to when he was a teenager.
Her real name is Gudiya and he saved her from her alcoholic father. Smita fought for his right and at last he got his prize. In the end they got married. Important topics the book deals with: - Slums in India Dharavi is a suburb of Mumbai and actually one of the largest slums in the world.
More than 1 million people live there on an area about hectares. Mumbai is a rich city with its big Bollywood movie industry but their inhabitants try to ignore the problems in the slums located next to them.
By dabbling in that quiz show. They will wag a finger at me and remind me of what the elders in Dharavi say about never crossing the dividing line that separates the rich from the poor.