Share via Email Punch and narrative pizzazz Slumdog Millionaire I so rarely get the chance to write this: This heartwarming monologue originally recorded in the 40s narrates the story of a humble soldier, hauled out of a church parade by a furious sergeant for playing cards. Before his disgusted commanding officer can send him to the glasshouse, this poor semi-literate squaddie explains that for him, the deck of cards is his Bible:
You simply know that you are breathing.
I did not go to school. I did not read books. But I tell you, I knew those answers. In cases like this, when I really want to see the movie in the theater, I often times will just go ahead and see the movie anyway.
The book will have to wait. Fortunately, I was able to get my hands on a copy of Slumdog Millionaire, so titled after the movie no less. Perhaps not quite as salable but still more accurate when it comes right down to it.
I loved the book. I loved the movie. Slumdog Millionaire is both a love story and a coming of age story. The book and movie are very different from one another, while at the same time sharing a similar structure and commonalities that will be easily recognizable to those who have watched and read the two formats.
And yet, the two are different enough from each other to be completely different stories all together, at least content wise.
For those who are nitpicky about book to movie translations, you might want to put some distance between reading the book and watching the movie. The two are worth taking in though. Both the movie and book tell stories that will pull at your heart strings, make you laugh and cry, and make you fall in love.
He was left on the church doorstep, taken in by the church, adopted by a family, and then abandoned again. During his early childhood he was raised by a priest but then, due to unfortunate circumstances, he was ripped away from all he knew and his life took an entirely different direction.
The book opens with Thomas being arrested and then tortured by the police, accused of cheating on the game show, Who Will Win a Billion?
Sticklers for novels told in chronological order may struggle with this one at first. The unfolding of the story comes in a roundabout way, the chapters structured around each of the questions asked on the quiz show.
With every question, Thomas tells his life story, the story of how he knew the answers that would end up winning him a billion rupees.Slumdog Millionaire: A Novel Paperback. Comment Report abuse. Ann. out of 5 stars Interesting to read.
September 15, The book is very secular, from the protagonist's name "Ram Mohammed Thomas" to the misery around him. Secular that there is misery and deceit from the priests to the nefarious creatures who blind children, from /5().
In , the book was loosely adapted into the multiple Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, which features a new main character named Jamal and his brother Salim.
The movie is a comment on how poverty and corruption poison the human spirit, and how to retain one's true self in the face of adversity. Slumdog Millionaire is the story of a boy that actually won the million dollars based on giving answers (to the tv show) that related to his own life.
Very funny. Very witty/5(). Slumdog Millionaire is co-produced by Celador Films, owners of the rights to the original TV show, and so it functions as a feature-length product placement for the programme, whose apotheosis. Slumdog Millionaire: A Novel Paperback – November 18, by Vikas Swarup (Author) › Visit Amazon's Vikas Swarup Page.
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out of 5 stars The book was way better than the movies. February 7, /5(). Slumdog Millionaire is both a love story and a coming of age story. The book and movie are very different from one another, while at the same time sharing a similar structure and commonalities that will be easily recognizable to those who have watched and read the two formats.