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The Financial Expert (1952) by R.K. Narayan – Book Review

Not as special as the author’s previous work of fiction: Mr. Sampath (1949).

Most of the situations are explained through the outlook of Margayya, who is the main character this time around. He begins his career as a novice financial expert advising fellow townspeople under a banyan tree. Also, this novel deals mostly with the theme of greed—especially in regards to money.

The story’s a bit foreseeable and lacks in originality. Also, the worst aspect of this book is that when you reach the mid-point, it becomes humdrum much likes its titular character. The conclusion is also predictable and Narayan could have done much better by adding more humor to an otherwise mundane plot.

Still, I recommend this novel to readers who wish to pass time with the satirical genre, although they could do much better by reading R.K. Narayan’s other ventures.

Nisar Sufi
Content Writer, Indie Horror Author, Book Reviewer, Film Critic and Fortune Teller @knowthyfuture
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