Search Results: "Arundhati Roy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"In part a perfectly paced mystery story, in part an Indian Wuthering Heights: a gorgeous and seductive fever dream of a novel, and a truly spectacular debut. (First serial to Granta)"
A brilliantly constructed first novel that untangles an intricate web of sexual and caste conflict in a vivid style reminiscent of Salman Rushdie's early work. Read full book review >

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THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS by Arundhati Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"An assured novel borne along by a swiftly moving storyline that addresses the most profound issues with elegant humor. Let's hope we won't have to wait two decades for its successor."
The first novel in 20 years from Roy (The God of Small Things, 1997, etc.) and a book worth the wait: a humane, engaged tale of love, politics, and no small amount of suffering. Read full book review >

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WALKING WITH THE COMRADES by Arundhati Roy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A bell-clear exposé of corporate greed and governmental malfeasance that should—if there is any justice in the world—provoke a furious backlash in the name of human dignity."
In a well-documented indictment, investigative journalist Roy (Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy, 2009, etc.) presents the case against the Indian government's murderous policies toward the country's tribal population. Read full book review >

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THINGS THAT CAN AND CANNOT BE SAID by Arundhati Roy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Offered as an antidote to the propaganda, this book will mainly preach to the choir."
If politics makes strange bedfellows, this season isn't likely to see a more unlikely collaboration of co-authors than the Indian novelist and the American actor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COST OF LIVING by Arundhati Roy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"With eloquent anger and careful research, Roy expertly captures the faces of both folly and courage. (Author tour)"
In her first non-fiction work, award-winning novelist Roy (The God of Small Things, 1997) reveals the authoritarian paternalism of the Indian state that lies behind a mask of benevolence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"These radical, powerful broadsides, written in the white heat of anger, leave little doubt that this celebrated novelist intends to continue her role as India's fiercest agitator."
Booker winner Roy (The Shape of the Beast: Conversations with Arundhati Roy, 2008, etc.) wields a potent pen in this collection of political essays, written between 2002 and 2008. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPITALISM by Arundhati Roy
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2014

"Less a reasoned argument than an impassioned manifesto."
A vehement broadside against capitalism in general and American cultural imperialism in particular, focusing on the effects on the novelist's native India. Read full book review >

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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD GUARD by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Though it's a little on the derivative side, this iteration of the hero's journey will have readers chuckling all the way to the satisfying cliffhanger. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Roy's first novel is the humorous and exciting start of a new trilogy. Read full book review >

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WEREWOLF PARALLEL by Roy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Clever, creative and fun. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
The separate worlds—and the Parallel between—face a threat that Cameron and his friends must stop in this Scottish import. Read full book review >

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THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A strong and satisfying conclusion to a wild and hilarious ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The final book in the Blood Guard trilogy finds Blood Guard-in-training Ronan "Don't call me Evelyn" Truelove battling the murderous Bend Sinister all over New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEAST by Roy Strong
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A broad and transporting canvas, as redolent of social nuance and detail as the pieces of cutlery on a Victorian table. (60 b&w illustrations)"
An entertaining survey of the table, Babylonian to Edwardian, examining the political and social forces that shaped what appeared on it. Read full book review >