Book Review. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
... Review. "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy. The book is a of how the small things in life build up, translate into people'sbehavior and affect their lives. This novel is about the decline and fall of an Indian family, it is partly political fable, partly psychological drama, partly fairy tale.
Set mainly in Kerala, India, in the 1960s, "The God of Small Things" is about two children, the two-egg twins Estha (brother) and Rahel (sister), and the shocking consequences of the death-by-drowning of Sophie Mol, their English cousin.
The twins are only 7 years old in 1969, and they still live almost entirely in a world of their own making. Other characters include their lonely, lovely mother, Amm...