The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


  • book_id: 68,
  • book_owned_medium: 📚physical,
  • book_read_medium: 📚physical,
  • book_status: read,
  • date_book_read:
  • type: Book, Book for Reading, RenderedItem,,
  • aggregatedRating: 😍awesome (5/5),
  • author: Arundhati Roy,
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  • genre: fiction,
  • isbn: 9780670089635,
  • isPartOf: Books in Cork,
  • name: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,
  • review: This book was an excellent experience of being immersed in the reading - not the world but the act and joys of reading a good book. Just as you know your experience of enjoying a good meal and are immersed in the tastes and feels of each morsel, this book was such an experience where every page, character, and setting was enjoyable. Set in the roots of Indian society, the book takes on a lot of unusual characters that simultaneously seem ludicrous to exist and yet would not be out of place or even noticeable amongst the other chaos of the society. There are subtle comments, leaps from personal to national topics, and a vivid writing style that is more about the journey than the goal. I found myself not caring overall about where the plot is going or what the overall story and its meaning was. Instead I simply enjoyed the things as they were presented.,
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