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Topic: Is Slumdog Millionaire based on novel Q&A??

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Subject: Is Slumdog Millionaire based on novel Q&A??
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 8:38 AM ET
Member Since: 5/8/2007
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So I'm looking at books on Amazon and reading the review for Slumdog Millionaire, since the movie did so well at the Golden Globes.  Then, I notice the author's name looks familiar and when I read the synopsis, it is the same as a book I have on my shelf called Q&A by the same author.  It is one of the first books I WL'ed when I joined this site.... I had no idea that was the basis of that movie (assuming it is).  Well, now I have more motivation to read it soon.

Did anyone else read it or see the movie?  How was it?

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 3:04 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2008
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Slumdog Millionaire is indeed based on the novel Q&A by Vikas Swarup.  I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I've heard that the movie is great, even though it does deviate slightly from the book.

 

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 12:31 AM ET
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The movie is AWESOME!  Run ... don't walk ... to your nearest movie theatre to see it.  It's not all 'sunshine and roses' - but few good movies are.  The plot, the actors, the music - all fabulous.