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Q&A

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Q and A By Vikas Swarup, book reviewA couple of years ago I got hooked on one a Radio 4’s serialisation of a novel. For two weeks my life revolved around making sure that I would always be within earshot of a radio at 7.45 pm each weekday evening. The book was Vikas Swarup’s ‘Q&A‘ and it won a ‘Best Drama’ award for the BBC at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2008, and perhaps more importantly for me, it went instantly onto my Amazon ‘wish list’ where it stayed a long time whilst I waited for a reasonable price.

Then a couple of months back, I started to read reviews of the new film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and immediately thought that this sounded like a knock-off of ‘Q&A‘.


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Six Suspects

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Six Suspects By (author) Vikas SwarupVikas Swarup is the writer who created Q&A, the book on which the blockbuster film Slumdog Millionaire was based. Q&A is a fantastic books so I was excited when I learned his second book, Six Suspects, was available.

Vicky Rai is the son of an influential politician and is a thoroughly nasty piece of work. With his corrupt and violent playboy lifestyle he has left such a trail of havoc and destruction that his led his politician father to spend a fortune bailing him out of trouble and buying off (or killing off) those he has harmed. When Rai is shot dead at his own party nobody is really very surprised that his young and dirty little life has been brought to an abrupt halt.

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