This book came to me as a review copy. I really loved the cover and the title, and promptly signed up for it, thinking it was a dark noir-ish book. Well, it isn’t that, but I loved the book anyway.
Here’s a quote from the book about the protagonist’s thoughts after she’s roughed up in public by a bunch of religious thugs – something that is an unfortunately common occurrence in India,
when modern women clash with ultra-religious zealots.
She has never been assaulted before. She is surprised that what she feels the most is not fear or anger. Instead she feels stupid, naive, and insulted. She even feels her nation let her down, which is funny because the nation has never pretended to be anything better, it has always been honest, always conveyed to her that it was a place held by men and that she was only encroaching.
~ Miss Laila Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph
Have you read this book? What did you think about it? Review of this book is coming up shortly.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!