The God of Small Things
Why this book?
I read this book while at university and I was wowed by the language, the story, the sheer beauty of it. It covers such disparate themes, makes such important points but never at the expense of the story. Just beautiful. It was the first book I read by an Indian Booker prize winner and it inspired me – I think until then although I had always secretly wanted to be a writer, I never thought I would actually do it. This book made me ask myself, why not?