2018/04/14

BOOK REVIEW:
THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS BY ARUNDHATI ROY

Title: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Author: Arundhati Roy
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 464
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This book takes us on a journey across India and we follow several people across many years whose lives all intertwine in the end.


Review:
This novel is so complex and so full of everything, it's hard to know where to even start with this review.

For me, the book started off really well and I was enjoying it a lot when we were mostly only following one of the characters. Then, as the book progresses, more and more characters are introduced and they're all connected in this chaotic web which is slightly exhausting to try and navigate. I think some of the characters are really interesting, but others lack depth and I was uninterested in them.

I think this book is good, but dense, which lessens the enjoyment of reading it. I think it brings up a lot of really interesting issues though, both social and political. It jumps around a lot though, so it's sometimes hard to keep track of everything, but it is good. It's just not great.

This feels like a long book, I can't deny it, but I am glad I read it. I'd recommend it if you enjoy literary fiction and have the time and energy to delve into this labyrinth of a book.
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