The God of Small Things

by Arundhati Roy

Published 1997 340 pages

It's not a bad book. I like the way that language gets recontextualised via the perspective of children, although I think it gets a little heavyhanded after 300 pages. I like the nonlinear structure: it gives the book a sort of fatalistic quality. Things don't happen; they've always been and always will be. This means that elements of the past and future are constantly insisting upon the present. The prose was a little flowery, but mostly vivid, extremely sensory.


Saltwell Harriers Fell Race

Running in the Saltwell Harriers Fell Race in Weardale on 2 July 2024.



Trying to get back into things that I stopped doing because of Malaise. It's going ok.