[Reading] ➸ Q & A Author Vikas Swarup – Playutopia.us

Q & ARam Mohammad Thomas Has Been Arrested Because How Can A Poor Orphan Who Has Never Read A Newspaper Or Gone To School Correctly Answer All Twelve Questions On The Television Game Show Who Will Win A Billionunless He Has Created As The Story Unfolds, Ram Explains To His Lawyer How He Knew The Answer To Each Question By Telling A Chapter Of His Amazing Life From The Day He Was Salvaged From A Dustbin To His Meeting With A Security Crazed Australian Army Colonel While Performing As An Overly Creative Tour Guide At The Taj Mahal Stunning A Television Audience Of Millions, Ram Draws On A Store Of Street Wisdom And Accidental Encounters That Provides Him With Essential Keys Not Only To The Quiz Show But Also To Life Itself.In A Beguilling Blend Of High Comedy And Poignancy, Vikas Swarup Has Created A Kaleidoscopic Vision Of The Struggle Of Good Against Against Evil, And What Happens When One Boy Has No Other Choice In Life But To Survive.

[Reading] ➸ Q & A Author Vikas Swarup – Playutopia.us
  • Paperback
  • 318 pages
  • Q & A
  • Vikas Swarup
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 9780743267489

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➸ Q & A Author Vikas Swarup – Playutopia.us

  1. says:

    I should mention that this 1 star review is not at all related to my opinion of the movie Slumdog Millionaire which I liked much better than the book I am glad that the movie makers smartly retained the only decent thing about this novel that is the game show plot device and tossed almost all of the rest into the trash because that s where this novel truly belongs This book badly needs some editing or even better, a different author I read in some review that Slumdog Millionaire feels like a juvenile s attempt at writing and I have to agree It is not even L of literature 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 ac...

  2. says:

    Q A Slumdog millionaire, Vikas SwarupQ A is a novel by Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat Published in 2005, it was the author s first novel Set in India, it tells the rags to riches story of Ram Mohammad Thomas, a young waiter who becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history, only to be sent to jail on accusations that he cheated Over the course of the novel, Ram Mohammed Thomas gives flashbacks of his life to explain to the police how he knew the answers to the show s questions including the corruption he was faced with and had to overcome The book is about destiny vs luck, and personal dedication In 2008, the book was loosely adapted into the multiple Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionair...

  3. says:

    MUST READ MUST READ One of the books I ve discovered for Serbia, and I m very proud of doing it much before the movie is made or won the Oscar This book has that something that makes you instantly fell in love with it from first sentence And you don ...

  4. says:

    I was completely unenchanted with the movie Slumdog Millionaire the story, I felt, was predictable with characters that were totally uninteresting or completely unlikable However, much as I was unimpressed with the movie, I couldn t shake the feeling that there was the kernel of a very interesting story there, and that maybe, just maybe, I might have a good experience with the book.I am pleased to report that I was correct the book u QA u is far superior to the film A few things that I preferred in the novel 1 Not a linear time frame in the movie, the progression of questions in Millionaire followed the progress of the boy s life In the book, this is not the case the time line slips around a bit, and answers to certain questions give hints of things not yet revealed that have occurred in the past It is far intriguing, I thought, than a simple recitation of then this happened then this and then this 2 Sunil is not a heartless murderer One of the main problems I had with the film was the Sunil was detestable from the get go, locking his brother in the toilet, then selling his hard won autograph By contrast, the character of Sunil in the novel is a sweet boy, with no relation to the narrator, who loves films, who doesn t kill anyone, and who does not become hardened by the life around him Sunil from the book is very much what I imagine what they wanted Jamal from the movie to be, except somehow in the movie Jamal was completely lacking in charisma and was actually ...

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    What s the saying You are the sum total of your life s experiences This is the book that presents a very young man who has already racked up quite the collection of life experiences, just by experiencing each day of his existence Luckily and happily, he can put this extraordinary existence to use and win himself a lot of money But wait Here comes yet another unsavory event he is arrested For cheating Nobody can believe that someone like him could have known all those answers.They don t know this young man and what his time in this world has been like They see a dark skinned, humble peasant They don t realize that they re looking at someone who could out survive Survivor Someone who is now challenged with getting someone to sit down with him, listen to him, BELIEVE that he is telling the truth.Seize your chance to sit down with him and go Behind the Answers.I loved the chapter names, how the chapters flowed, and getting to know Ram Mohammad Thomas He endured so much grime, he deserved ...

  6. says:

    Vikas Swarup s book is not Danny Boyle s film I first learned of QA from an interview with Swarup, in which he criticized the movie that had made his characters into international names I can see why QA is an intensely first person narrative with the details on paper rarely aligning to those that hit celluloid Swarup leads us into the story through a different scene, plays out the game with different questions, and brings readers to a surprisingly different climax and denouement.The irony is that Swarup s version, the original, is almost hopelessly consigned to be the object compared, as relatively few will meet this book before they ve seen the movie.Swarup tackles different problems, including gender based violence and prostitution, that might have tripped up a film rating, but are pulled apart brilliantly by our protagonist, Ram Mohammad Thomas That s ...

  7. says:

    Really liked this book, surprisingly it was as good as the movie So, great read

  8. says:

    Bolna i surova knjiga o detetu koje je prinudjeno da se bori za goli opstanak u okrutnom svetuIstovrmeno nas uvodi u svet Indije, njenu kulturu i obicaje Cita se u jednom dahu i definitivno ne moze nikoga da ostavi ravnodusnim Preporuka.

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    Slumdog Millionaire , Swarup, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , slumdog .

  10. says:

    I was torn about how to rate this book On one hand, I just loved the unusual plot, and could have easily given it 5 stars On the other hand, wow, I don t remember the last time I read anything so blatantly homophobic Three different male characters, two of whom are clearly identified as gay , were predatory pedophiles who abused young boys A third man was also a pedophile who abused young boys, but at least the author never claimed he was gay I didn t feel any...

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