28 comments on “Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara | Book Review

  1. I’m glad that this worked for you. I found the ending actually quite disturbing, but I agree that it was the right choice for the novel.

    • I really hope the rest of the group like this one! It’s not necessarily the greatest piece of Literature™️ I’ve ever read, but it strikes a great balance between being very readable and offering deeper themes.

  2. Nice review!! I’m currently reading this, and agree with a lot of what you said. I also really like the commentary on wealth disparity. Can’t wait to finish reading this, and to see how the novel will end now!

  3. Ooh, promising! I was a little hesitant about the child narrator but otherwise very hopeful about this one- I’m glad to see that aspect turned out all right for you and that there is perhaps more to look forward to with this one as well!

  4. This sounds so good! I am glad the child narrator ended up working for you. It is one of the three physical WP books I already own so I hope to get to it soonish.

    • I am too, so hopefully the narrative voice works for you in this one as well! In fairness, it might have just been the relief at somewhat enjoying one of the longlisted books after a run of duds 😂

  5. Great review and I am so glad you enjoyed this one! I hate child narrators in adult books, but the rest of this sounds exactly like my kind of book, so hopefully it works for me too!

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