Q & A / Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup

About the book

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 incredible adventures in his life on the streets 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.

Reviewed by Copythorne WI

 A brilliant, fascinating and informative book which made a superb read. Several of our members have lived or travelled in India and found the descriptions of the life, corruption and contrasts of India chimed with their memories. NB the book should not have been renamed ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Although the film is good, the plot hardly follows the story. Q & A has a far superior plot and is an excellent read!”

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