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Parini Shroff

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“The Bandit Queens” is a page-turner filled with homicide and humor, set in a rural town in modern day India. The book focuses on a group of women who receive microloans to run their small businesses. One of the women, Geeta, is an outsider in the community ever since her abusive husband disappeared five years ago and everyone believes she murdered him. Unfortunately, a woman from her microloan group is desperate for Geeta’s “experience” in husband killing and forces Geeta to help her. This is the beginning of a twisty, darkly humorous, and sometimes absurd story, but even with the murders, it is a story with plenty of heart. I loved the focus on the relationships that Geeta forms throughout the story with people in her community. The female friendships in particular were delightful—even if they weren’t always friendly.

Although homicidal intentions abound in this book, Geeta is a likable character who I was rooting for. I read the second half of the book in one evening because I had to find out how it was all going to end. I was intrigued by the summary, but I never expected to love the book as much as I did. The balance of the heavier social issues with humor and a likeable main character made this book really work for me.
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caaleros | 38 andra recensioner | May 17, 2024 |
I really loved this one. Sure it was a bit heavy-handed and unsubtle on certain themes, and the satisfying ending was maybe *too* tidy, but overall it was a delightful romp that I couldn't put down, recommended.
 
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krtierney | 38 andra recensioner | May 6, 2024 |
Shroff addresses some very heavy subjects in a darkly comedic way that makes this novel highly entertaining.
 
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bookwyrmm | 38 andra recensioner | May 2, 2024 |
Such a different book! The main character becomes partner in murdering husbands (who are abusers). Set in a small village India present day, the book is more than a mystery, it has elements of female friendships, stereotypes, cultural norms. I will want to reread this one.
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bereanna | 38 andra recensioner | May 1, 2024 |

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580
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#43,223
Betyg
3.9
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39
ISBN
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