Slumdog Millionaire paper back book £3.86 Amazon
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Slumdog Millionaire paper back book £3.86 Amazon

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Found 1st Mar 2009
Was browsing through jungleninja at amazon stuff, and saw this. It's slumdog millionaire paperback book. 400 pages. £3.86

Have to pay postage , or free if spending over £5

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Original Poster

This book retails at about £5 usually

Why buy it or even go to see the film????
It has done nothing for the young kids that starred in the film .One of them still lives in a TENT and got a slapping from his father whilst photographers were there.
Probably made millions for someone though.

ratcatcher;4526250

Why buy it or even go to see the film????It has done nothing for the … Why buy it or even go to see the film????It has done nothing for the young kids that starred in the film .One of them still lives in a TENT and got a slapping from his father whilst photographers were there.Probably made millions for someone though.



what? what a looser comment. The very fact you mention someone you never even heard of before (despite your undoubted armchair radical silliness) shows the awareness has been raised. I bet tou were busy moaning about "obama hype" before this movie got released.

Anything that goes some way to extending our concept of the world, of other places has got to be a good thing. Expecting a film to change something is a bit immature. It is part of a bigger picture, and seems constructive to me. Unlike your (i'm sorry) dull comment.

Ok, it's not an Indian film. but as a Western film that looks at another country (leaving aside the book for the moment) it does a good job, and where so many have failed before - maybe the Indian movie world will look again at the success of this film too and think they can be more self-critical as a result, rather than churning out their own formulaic discourse.

The book is highly regarded and is perhaps more insightful on the boom in India and how the people working within it are not benefitting as much as they should. 20 years ago most in UK had no idea what life in India might be like. (see sneering commetns about indian call centre on other threads) now people are wondering and I think that's good.

:thinking::roll::):gift::santa:

Is this book the same as Q and A by Vikas Swarup - the book that the film is actually based on?? If it is then the book is quit different from the film (I'm just under half my way through it) and you can pick it up in 'The Works' for £2.99.

Hope this helps

Just read through the reviews on Amazon and can confirm this book is the original Q and A but under a different name - probably to make people more aware of the tie between this book and the film.

Guilt complex????
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