Q And A

Q And A Vikas Swarup s spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai India where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all twelve questions on India s biggest quiz show Who W

  • Title: Q And A
  • Author: Vikas Swarup
  • ISBN: 9780552773355
  • Page: 250
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  • Vikas Swarup s spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, India, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all twelve questions on India s biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school could win such a contest But through a series of exhilarating tVikas Swarup s spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, India, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all twelve questions on India s biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school could win such a contest But through a series of exhilarating tales Ram explains to his lawyer how episodes in his life gave him the answer to each question Ram takes us on an amazing review of his own history from the day he was found as a baby in the clothes donation box of a Delhi church to his employment by a faded Bollywood star to his adventure with a security crazed Australian army colonel to his career as an overly creative tour guide at the Taj Mahal.Swarup s Q A is a beguiling blend of high comedy, drama, and romance that reveals how we know what we know not just about trivia, but about life itself Cutting across humanity in all its squalor and glory, Vikas Swarup presents a kaleidoscopic vision of the struggle between good and evil and what happens when one boy has no other choice in life but to survive.The movie Slumdog Millionaire was based on this novel.

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    1. Vikas Swarup

      Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad India in a family of lawyers.After his schooling, Vikas attended Allahabad University and studied History, Psychology and Philosophy He also made his mark as a champion debater, winning National level competitions After graduating with distinction, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986, motivated by an interest in international relations and a desire to explore different cultures.In his diplomatic career, Vikas has been posted to various countries such as Turkey 1987 1990 , the United States 1993 1997 Ethiopia 1997 2000 and the United Kingdom 2000 2003 Since August 2006 he has been posted in Pretoria as India s Deputy High Commissioner.Vikas has participated in the Oxford Literary Festival, the Turin International Book Fair, the Auckland Writers Conference, the Sydney Writers Festival, the Kitab Festival in New Delhi, the St Malo International Book Film Festival in France, the Words on Water Literary Festival at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and the Jaipur Literature Festival.Apart from reading, Vikas enjoys listening to music and playing cricket, tennis and table tennis.His wife Aparna is an artist who has held exhibitions in India and abroad They have two sons Aditya and Varun.

    393 thoughts on “Q And A”

    1. I should mention that this 1-star review is not at all related to my opinion of the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" which I liked much better than the book. I am glad that the movie-makers smartly retained the only decent thing about this novel that is the game show plot device and tossed almost all of the rest into the trash because that's where this novel truly belongs. This book badly needs some editing or even better, a different author. I read in some review that "Slumdog Millionaire" feels lik [...]


    2. MUST READ! MUST READ! One of the books I've discovered for Serbia, and I'm very proud of doing it much before the movie is made or won the Oscar This book has that "something" that makes you instantly fell in love with it from first sentence And you don't forget it ages later It took quite a time to catch readers' attention in Serbia Although this book had many editions in Serbia, his publisher completely ignored his second novel, pitty :(


    3. Onvan : Slumdog Millionaire - Nevisande : Vikas Swarup - ISBN : 1439136653 - ISBN13 : 9781439136652 - Dar 333 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2005


    4. I was completely unenchanted with the movie Slumdog Millionaire; the story, I felt, was predictable with characters that were totally uninteresting or completely unlikable. However, much as I was unimpressed with the movie, I couldn't shake the feeling that there was the kernel of a very interesting story there, and that maybe, just maybe, I might have a good experience with the book.I am pleased to report that I was correct - the book [u:]Q&A[/u:] is far superior to the film. A few things t [...]


    5. Q & A = Slumdog millionaire, Vikas Swarupتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و ششم نوامبر سال 2010 میلادیعنوان: میلیونر زاغه نشین؛ نویسنده: ویکاس سواروپ؛ مترجم: مهدی غبرایی؛ مصطفی اسلامیه؛ تهران، کتابسرای نیک؛ 1388؛ در 352 ص؛ شابک: 9789642953325؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان هندی به زبان انگلیسی قرن 21 مشرح ماجراهای [...]


    6. What's the saying? "You are the sum total of your life's experiences"? This is the book that presents a very young man who has already racked up quite the collection of life experiences, just by experiencing each day of his existence. Luckily and happily, he can put this extraordinary existence to use and win himself a lot of money!But wait! Here comes yet another unsavory event: he is arrested. For cheating. Nobody can believe that "someone like him" could have known all those answers.They don' [...]


    7. Το Slumdog Millionaire μου άρεσε πολύ. Τρία χαρακτηριστικά του είναι φτιαγμένα έτσι που έκαναν αυτό το βιβλίο ιδανικό για εμένα.Το θέμα του. Η ιστορία που διηγείται ο ήρωας θα μπορούσε να χαρακτηριστεί σκληρή. Από τις πρώτες σελίδες του βιβλίου, οι εικόνες που περιγράφονται δεν είνα [...]



    8. I was torn about how to rate this book. On one hand, I just loved the unusual plot, and could have easily given it 5 stars. On the other hand, wow, I don't remember the last time I read anything so blatantly homophobic. Three different male characters, two of whom are clearly identified as "gay", were predatory pedophiles who abused young boys. A third man was also a pedophile who abused young boys, but at least the author never claimed he was gay. I didn't feel any of these characterizations we [...]


    9. I have rarely been as ambivalent about a book as I was about Q&A. I realized about half-way through that I could put it down, never pick it up again, and not feel any remorse at all. Yet it was just engaging enough to continue reading, and I finished it. I was moderately intrigued throughout, but nothing in it lit a passion in me at all.Basically, I'm glad I checked it out of the library.


    10. My review is based on the audiobook read by Christopher Simpson, who is absolutely outstanding given his vast array of accents and vocal gymnastics. His readings adds an ingredient that would have been sorely missed without him. Having just visited India, I found I was pulled right into the vivid storyline. I loved the movie but I found the stories in the book far more appealing. It’s originally entitled "Q&A" which is actually the story’s format. I haven’t been teary-eyed over many st [...]



    11. Bolna i surova knjiga o detetu koje je prinudjeno da se bori za goli opstanak u okrutnom svetuIstovrmeno nas uvodi u svet Indije, njenu kulturu i obicaje. Cita se u jednom dahu i definitivno ne moze nikoga da ostavi ravnodusnim. Preporuka.


    12. Wow. Simon Beaufoy really deserved that Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. I didn’t think that Slumdog Millionaire was the Best Movie EVAR! as some people seem to, but the book is just awful. Scattered and poorly written, with a narrative that relies on more farfetched coincidences than a cracked-out Dickens novel, Q&A also manages to make its protagonist completely unsympathetic, and its romance entirely unromantic. Oh, and the whole thing—the first few chapters especially—is cringingly h [...]


    13. I saw the movie made from this when it was on at the cinema - Slumdog Millionaire - and I thought it was a clever premise, although overly graphic in some respects. The book is just as clever, although different to the movie, because of course movies always change things. The book is less descriptive of disturbing scenes than the movie was graphic.It was a very interesting read - I liked reading about the different places that Ram Mohammad Thomas lived and worked, and seeing how chance encounter [...]


    14. ★★★★★انا ماشفتش الفيلم -مش بشوف أفلام اصلا- بس مظنش اني محتاجة اشوفه، الكتاب رائع بما يكفي.حاجة تاني حبيتها جدا انه بيشرح كتير جدا عن الهند، ومعلوماته بتتكلم علي كل حاجة من السنيما هناك لحد الأكلات المختلفة.بصراحة بيبهرني جدا الكاتب اللي مش بس بيكتب قصة حلوة لا كمان بيحط ف [...]


    15. Rất lôi cuốn, rất giật gân, rất dữ dội. Tình tiết nhanh và hấp dẫn. Nhiều thông tin thú vị về lịch sử, xã hội Ấn Độ. Và trên hết là cách cho ra đời quyển sách này của tác giả. Một người viết tận tâm.


    16. I came late to the party - very late. Fortunately I'd not seen the film either (still haven't, but now I hope to), so my impressions of the book are untainted and without any movie-derived preconceptions.The book is cleverly constructed and offers a whirling kaleidoscope of the India a tourist never sees, except for the Taj Mahal - and then you get an unregistered guide's perspective. From the tragedy and the despair of sprawling slums, to the cheek by jowl living in a chawl, to the darting touc [...]


    17. This is one of those rare occasions when I am going to have to say that I like the movie much more than the book. For one, the movie has the absolutely adorable Dev Patel. For two, I think that it was a fantastic decision on the part of Danny Boyle et. al. to edit out the homophobic stereotyping that permeates the beginning of this book.I’ve only read seventy five pages, so maybe it gets better. I don’t know. This sort of thing tends to bother me quite a bit and I just can’t get past it.Le [...]


    18. Whoa. I must start by saying that I've surprised myself by reading the last 170 odd pages in just over a couple of hours.I suppose the premise of 'Q&A' is known to everyone who hasn't been living under a rock, having been adapted into the Oscar-winning motion picture 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2008. But that's pretty much where the resemblance ends, because the film takes very little inspiration from the events that take place in the book, which is not necessarily a bad thing.I say this becaus [...]


    19. At first glance, “Slumdog Millionaire”, written by Vikas Swarup, would appear to be a story about someone that wins a bunch of cash in the Indian Slum but, it is much more than that. “Slumdog Millionaire” is written in the perspective of a young boy named, Ram Mohammad Thomas. Suspected of cheating on the game show Who wants to be a Billionaire, He is tortured until a mysterious lawyer comes to his aid. Suspicious of her, Ram flips and coin and from the toss, he decides to open up and te [...]


    20. I saw the film a few years ago together with my mother, and I was amazed by the story – almost as much as I was amazed by Dev Patel and how wonderful he is. So, when I learned it was based on a book; it didn't take me long to go to the library in an attempt to find it. However, even though the library claimed to have it, it was nowhere to be found. Until the other day when I found it on a shelf way off where it's supposed to be. Talk about faith.Ram Mohammad Thomas has just been arrested. Why? [...]


    21. Good idea for a story. Poor, uneducated orphan kid wins a billion rupees (About $20 million USD) on a game show. Other than that it was somewhat of a struggle to get through this book. I think it was all the Indian names. I know this book is written by an Indian and was translated into English but I had a hard time getting into it when every sentance had some Indian word I didn't know what it meant and there were no other explaining to help figure it out. Maybe if I spoke that language it wouldn [...]


    22. Q & A is the book that inspired the film Slumdog Millionaire. However, the two bear little to no resemblance to each other, save for the basic premise: an orphan from the slums of India goes on a game show and wins the top prize, but the show's producers think he must have cheated, so the kid tells stories from his life that relay how he knew the answers to the questions. Aside from this bare bones outline, the book and movie are really two entirely different stories made up of almost entire [...]


    23. تصوير محترف لحياة المتشردين اليتم و الطرد و العذاب و الجوع و المعاناة كلها رسمت خطوط حياة "رام محمد توماس" الشاب الهندي المشرد الذي يملك إيماناً يمكنه من اجتياز جميع تلك المصاعب ، هنا تجدر الإشارة أننا حين نتحدث عن إيمان توماس فإنما نتحدث عن إيمانه بنفسه و قدرته على بلوغ طموح [...]


    24. رواية سؤال وجواب للمؤلف والدبلوماسي الهندي فيكاس سواراب تحكي قصة فتى مجهول الوالدين يدعى رام محمد توماس - وذلك يرمز لانتمائه للأديان الثلاث الهندوسية والإسلام والمسيحية - يشارك في مسابقة من سيربح البليون وينجح في الإجابة عن جميع الأسئلة بنجاح رغم أنه ليس متعلم ولا مثقف. وال [...]


    25. Lâu rồi mới đọc lại một cuốn sách mang hơi hướng Ấn Độ, hồi nhỏ có xem sơ sơ phim này mà giờ đọc sách mới thấy hết ý nghĩa và độ hay của nó. Cuốn hút và ẩn chứa nhiều bất ngờ. Mình vui vì cậu bé Thomas đã được hưởng hạnh phúc vì cậu ấy xứng đáng có được nó.



    26. Mình tặng cuốn sách 5 sao vì nội dung trên cả tuyệt vời của nó. Thiết nghĩ nếu như có 6,7 thậm chí là 10 sao mình nghĩ cũng xứng đáng ấy chứ!Lần đầu tiên, mình cảm thấy hiện thực về cuộc sống ở Ấn Độ thật khủng khiếp. Cũng là lần đầu tiên, cảm thấy yêu Việt Nam, tự hào là người Việt Nam và may mắn vì được sinh ra ở Việt Nam vì nước mình yên bình quá! Mặc dù còn tồn tại n [...]


    27. I am a self-avowed suckers for happy endings, even when they are a little contrived or a little too pat. So it's not really surprising that Q&A would hold up well for me, because the whole premise of the book is all about pat contrivances and happy endings. The book opens with the arrest of the narrator, Ram, who has just won a billion rupees on an Indian game show; the producers believe he must have cheated to answer all of the questions correctly. He is rescued from brutal police interroga [...]


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