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Overall—how did you experience the book while reading it? Were you immediately drawn into the story—or did it take a while? Did the book intrigue, amuse, disturb, alienate, or irritate, you?

posted May 16, 2010, 8:22 PM by

In the book. Q & A by Vikas Swarup, I definitely was drawn in as soon as I started to read. The cover of the book, is something I most certainly wouldn't have picked up on our own, but since we were reading as part of the class, I ended up seeing just how good this book really is.

            I think the part that I liked the most about reading this book was that the layout pretty much remained the same. It started with an event in Ram’s life. You get really specific details, and normally the chapter names would be foreshadowing for the big idea of that chapter. The chapter titled, “X Gkrz Opknu (or A Love Story)”(page 238) is a really good example of the foreshadowing in that chapter. Ram gets his first true love in this chapter, and he makes a really good friend that speaks gibberish, but yet it turns out that everything he says mean something to him. And the title shows  both of those events happening. Also, at the end of each and every chapter, the question that the event relates back to is asked, and it shows him with his lawyer.

            The book is a good read since you actually want to keep reading, or at least that is how I felt when reading the book. Once you started reading the chapter, you literally HAVE to get to the end, because you want to see what question relates to it, and for me the author did a good job of keeping the reader engaged.

            Normally, books with the same sequence over and over again, start to get predictable, however the author makes you want to finish, rather than feel like you need to.