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Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
  

Slumdog Millionaire

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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.

If you like Vikas Swarup you might also like to read books by Manil Suri, Audrey Niffenegger and Mark Haddon.

Synopsis

Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup

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.

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?...an 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.’
Observer

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

2nd January 2009

Author

Vikas Swarup

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Publisher

Black Swan

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Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN

9780552775359

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