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Slumdog Millionaire

by Vikas Swarup

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A great slant on the phenomenon of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" with a young boy from the streets of India winning a million rupees, only to be thrown in jail as a fraudster. However, there is no coughing coming from the audience to help him, Ram is just a boy who soaks up and enjoys life and as he takes us through how he knew the answers to the questions we are given a funny, thoughtful and energetic portrait of life in modern India. A real joy to read, totally uplifting.

Slumdog Millionaire Synopsis

Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one.

In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kid life gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.


Slumdog Millionaire Press Reviews

'Gloriously fantastical story of how an uneducated orphan came to answer every single question in the Bombay quiz show Who Will Win a Billion? endearingly moral novel'. The Times


'An inspired idea ...a broad and sympathetic humanity underpins this book.' Sunday Telegraph


‘This brilliant story, as colossal, vibrant and chaotic as India itself … is not to be missed.’

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ISBN: 9780552775359
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Publisher: Black Swan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552775359
Publication date: 2nd January 2009
Author: Vikas Swarup
Publisher: Black Swan
Format: Paperback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,

About Vikas Swarup

Vikas Swarup is the author of the bestselling sensation Q&A, which was filmed as the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, and Six Suspects. His novels have been translated into more than forty languages. Vikas Swarup was a judge on 2011's Man Asian Literary Prize.  Swarup currently works in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.   Author photo © Vikas Swarup

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