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Vikas Swarup

Autor(a) de Q & A

8+ Works 4,647 Membros 185 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad (India). He attended Allahabad University and studied History, Psychology and Philosophy. After graduating with distinction, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986. In his diplomatic career, Vikas has been posted to various countries such as Turkey, the mostrar mais United States, Ethiopia and the United Kingdom. Since August 2006 he has been posted in Pretoria as India¿s Deputy High Commissioner. Q&A is his first novel. Published by Doubleday/Random House (UK & Commonwealth), Harper Collins (Canada) and Scribner (US), it has sold translation rights in 40 languages. It was short listed for the Best First Book by the Commonwealth Writer¿s Prize and won South Africa¿s Exclusive Books Boeke Prize 2006 as well as the Paris Book Fair's Reader's Prize, the Prix Grand Public, in 2007. The audio book, read by Kerry Shale, won the award for Best Audio Book of the Year 2005. The film version of Q&A, titled 'Slumdog Millionaire' and directed by Danny Boyle, has won more than 70 awards including four Golden Globes, 8 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, and 11 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) nominations. Vikas's second novel Six Suspects was published by Transworld in August 2008. It is being translated into several languages and has been optioned for a film by Starfield Productions and the BBC. Apart from reading, Vikas enjoys listening to music and playing cricket, tennis and table tennis. He is married and has 2 sons. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Vikas Swarup

Q & A (2004) 3,236 exemplares, 135 críticas
Six Suspects (2008) 723 exemplares, 31 críticas
Slumdog Millionaire [2008 film] (2008) — Autor — 467 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Accidental Apprentice (2013) 194 exemplares, 11 críticas
Slumdog Millionaire [Macmillan Readers] (2010) 24 exemplares, 2 críticas
Alti Supheli (2012) 1 exemplar
Slučajna učenica (2013) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Swarup, Vikas
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Allahabad, Indien
Locais de residência
Allahabad, India
Allahabad University
Generalkonsul, Indisches Generalkonsulat Osaka-Kobe



BooksInMirror | 134 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Fast moving but not a deep story.
SteveMcI | 134 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Slumdog Millionaire is an excellent read that is packed full of drama and intrigue.

I watched the movie years ago when it came out. I wasn't totally sold on it, but promised myself I would eventually read the book. I managed to pick this book up at a charity book shop, and it's been staring at me on my TBR shelf ever since. With COVID going on, I decided to pick up a few more popular books to add to my 2020 read line up.

This book is so good! Vikas Swarup has a unique way of telling this narrative, of a man who won the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. His life ends up teaching him almost every answer, and it is heart breaking yet thrilling. Reading about the man's history and all the ways he learned the answers was so cool. The story is woven in a way you get to learn about his life question by question, which just made it way more intriguing.

Also, unlike the film, there is almost no romance in this novel. The film is super romance filled, but this one is just a man existing in his life. There's a pinch of romance, but it's definitely not as romantic as the film might have led you to believe.

What's also super interesting is that this is loosely based on a real story. The plot and characters is all fictional, based on whatever was going on in Vikas's head when he was writing. But, the fact that someone did win a show like this is real! It's super cool, and I liked that this story took it's own swing at it instead of just following the real story.

Overall, it's a great read that is super unique. It's different than my normal read, and it was super refreshing. I highly recommend it if you are looking for an attention grabbing fictional read.

Four out of five stars.
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Briars_Reviews | 134 outras críticas | Aug 4, 2023 |
Vicky Rai, un joven empresario y playboy, hijo del poderoso ministro del Interior de Uttar Pradesh, da una fiesta para celebrar que la justicia le ha absuelto de un asesinato cometido hace ya siete años. Pero poco antes de la media noche, el asesino es asesinado. Los seis sospechosos tienen un arma y un motivo. La policía parece dispuesta a actuar, pero el verdadero detective será Arun Advani, un periodista que cambiará el rumbo de la investigación oficial. Y que nos mostrará las novelescas vidas de los sospechosos: una estrella de Bollywood, un funcionario corrupto, un gañán de la América profunda, un inteligente ladrón, un chico de un pueblo, y el padre del asesinado, que amaba a su hijo pero quiere con mucha mayor intensidad ser primer ministro...… (mais)
Natt90 | 30 outras críticas | Mar 30, 2023 |



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