Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Woman: Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is an Indian novelist, storyteller and political commentator.  Smart and passionate, she is the author of one of my all time favorite books, The God of Smaller Things.  From the first sentence, she weaves words into fascinating color saturated pictures. I can't recommend it highly enough. Just thinking about it, makes me want to read it again.

The first paragraph of the book:
"May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month.  The days are long and humid. The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangos in still, dustgreen trees. Red bananas ripen. Jackfruits burst. Dissolute bluebottles hum vacuously in the fruity air. Then they stun themselves against clear windowpanes and die, fatly baffled in the sun."

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