The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

The Bandit Queens

Parini Shroff

352 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction literary dark funny medium-paced

Description

A young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful – until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands – in this razor-sharp debut.Five years ago, Geeta lost her n...

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Moods

funny 86%
dark 69%
emotional 37%
adventurous 34%
tense 33%
hopeful 23%
challenging 20%
inspiring 20%
mysterious 20%
reflective 16%
informative 13%
sad 13%
lighthearted 12%

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: 65% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11%

Average rating

4.15

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