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23rd Mar '16 2:47:16 PM Unknownlight
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''Q & A'' is a novel written by Vikas Swarup, mostly known as the book that inspired ''SlumdogMillionaire''. It follows a very similar (though not identical) plotline to the movie in which Ram Mohammed Thomas, an Indian boy from the slums, manages to win a billion rupees on a TV game show. The story is told from his point of view, as he explains it to a benevolent lawyer who, unlike [[CorruptCop the police]], believes that he didn't cheat.

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''Q & A'' is a novel written by Vikas Swarup, mostly known as the book that inspired ''SlumdogMillionaire''. ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire''. It follows a very similar (though not identical) plotline to the movie in which Ram Mohammed Thomas, an Indian boy from the slums, as he manages to win a billion rupees on a TV game show. show.

The book primarily consists of a series of short story-like snapshots of Ram's life, detailing the circumstances that lead to his knowledge of the answer to each question. While the basic premise is the same as [[Film/SlumdogMillionaire the movie]], the events of his life are [[AdaptationInspiration radically different]], with only a few similarities.
The story is told from his point of view, as he explains it to a benevolent lawyer who, unlike [[CorruptCop the police]], believes that he didn't cheat.cheat.
11th Jan '15 8:09:13 AM TheUnsquished
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4th Jan '15 3:15:14 AM NoriMori
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* DarkerAndEdgier: How the book seems to anyone who watched the movie first.
* DepravedHomosexual: in the form of two paedophiles and one priest who is practically a ClubKid.
* HeadsOrTails: Ram flips a 'lucky coin' to make important decisions throughout his life. As it turns out, [[spoiler: Ram's coin was a trick coin and he was fully aware of what life-changing choices he made throughout the story]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: How the book seems to anyone who watched the movie first.
first (which is saying something, considering how dark and edgy the movie already is).
* DepravedHomosexual: in In the form of two paedophiles and one priest who is practically a ClubKid.
* HeadsOrTails: Ram flips a 'lucky coin' "lucky coin" to make important decisions throughout his life. As it turns out, [[spoiler: Ram's coin was a trick coin and he was fully aware of what life-changing choices he made throughout the story]].
30th Sep '14 11:28:26 AM MagBas
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* DepravedHomosexual: An UnfortunateImplication used no less than ''three times'', in the form of two paedophiles and one priest who is practically a ClubKid.

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* DepravedHomosexual: An UnfortunateImplication used no less than ''three times'', in the form of two paedophiles and one priest who is practically a ClubKid.
29th Jul '12 12:21:54 AM JET73L
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** Thankfully, Swarup's next book includes a sympatethic transsexual character, though it's entirely ''not'' the same thing, especially in the middle-to-far East (for example, in Iran, where homosexuality is illegal but transsexuality can be partially covered by government health payments, and to a lesser but still important extent in India where it's an enormous part of some locations' cultures and at least relevant everywhere else).
15th Jul '12 11:14:32 PM JET73L
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** Thankfully, Swarup's next book includes a sympatethic transsexual character.

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** Thankfully, Swarup's next book includes a sympatethic transsexual character.character, though it's entirely ''not'' the same thing, especially in the middle-to-far East (for example, in Iran, where homosexuality is illegal but transsexuality can be partially covered by government health payments, and to a lesser but still important extent in India where it's an enormous part of some locations' cultures and at least relevant everywhere else).
21st Mar '12 10:42:55 AM lu127
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* HeadsOrTails: Ram flips a 'lucky coin' to make important decisions throughout his life. As it turns out, [[spoiler: Ram's coin was a trick coin and he was fully aware of what life-changing choices he made throughout the story]].
26th Feb '12 3:17:15 PM DaibhidC
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* BlandNameProduct: ''Who Will Win A Billion?'' is a thinly-disguised ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' -- so thinly that the film was made by the company that owned the international rights to ''Millionaire'', and they just used it straight.
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