The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

The Bandit Queens

Parini Shroff

340 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction literary dark funny medium-paced

Description

For Geeta, life as a widow is more peaceful than life as a wife… Until the other wives in her village decide they want to be widows, too…Geeta is believed to have killed her vanished husband – a rumour she hasn’t bothered trying to correct, becaus...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,745 reviews

Moods

funny 86%
dark 69%
emotional 37%
adventurous 33%
tense 32%
hopeful 24%
challenging 20%
inspiring 20%
mysterious 19%
reflective 17%
informative 13%
sad 13%
lighthearted 11%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 25%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 65% | Character: 22% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11%

Average rating

4.14

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