I've noticed that a lot of us are impressed with Roy's language. I was just wondered, do people have favorite quotations from the book? Here are two of mine:
"He stepped onto the path that led through the swamp to the History House.
He left no ripples in the water.
No footprints on the shore.
He held his mundu spread above his head to dry. The wind lifted it like a sail. He was suddenly happy.Things will get worse, he thought to himself. Then better. He was walking swiftly now, towards the Heart of Darkness. As lonely as a wolf.
The God of Loss.
The God of Small Things.
Naked but for his nail varnish."
"They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much."