The Man-Eater of Malgudi by R.K. Narayan

The Man-Eater of Malgudi

R.K. Narayan

216 pages first pub 1961 (editions)

fiction classics adventurous funny reflective slow-paced


The Man-eater of Malgudi revolves around Nataraj, a mild-mannered owner of a small printing press, who leads a contented life with his circle of friends: a poet, a journalist, and Sastri, his assistant. One day, Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, mov...

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Community Reviews Summary of 46 reviews


reflective 100%
funny 66%
lighthearted 66%
emotional 33%
relaxing 33%


slow 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 33% | Character: 33% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

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