Vikas Swarup's Slumdog Millionaire is truly an interesting read. The novel is far different from the movie and just like in most cases, better. Swarup's use of true events and adventure will have readers on the edge on their seats. Each chapter starts a new chapter in Ram's life so the story never gets boring. Swarup's writing style is full of depth but at the same time has elements that make it easy for the average reader to enjoy. His use of pop-culture plays a part in pushing the plot forward also. For instance, the character Armaan Ali is based on a very famous Bollywood star named Amitabh Bachchan who is an important person in India pop-culture. Also Swarup uses the game Who Will Win a Billion-which is a real game show in India based on the British game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-to push the plot forward. Swarup also utilizes his ability to provide the reader with incredible descriptive imagery. When reading this novel it is easy to picture yourself running alongside with Ram as he travels all over India, you can feel his emotions reach out and touch you.