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Book Review: Far Beyond The Dead End, by Saikat Baksi

There are very few historical fictions which have managed to keep me engaged. The catch to a historical thriller is that it must accomplish two things… firstly, transport me to the time in the past and paint that scene vividly; secondly, it must keep me glued to it to know what is going to happen in the next page. As with any thriller, there are two kinds. One that starts out with action and keeps that throughout the novel; and the other blends both detail and thrill. With “Far Beyond the Dead End”, Saikat Baksi brings out a novel of the latter kind, but one that is a love story more than anything else. Continue reading “Book Review: Far Beyond The Dead End, by Saikat Baksi”

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Book Review: How to Screw Up like a Pro, by Abirami M Krishnan

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family.” – Jim Butcher

But sometimes, even in the family, everything seems to have gone to hell. What then? I sometimes wonder if a family story where all things are happy and in-place feels right. In every family there is a bit of friction, a bit of misunderstanding or drama. It was the starting paragraph of the blurb that caught my interest, and made me nod in acceptance, though it would have to be a large family to have their share of so many kinds of characters. Continue reading “Book Review: How to Screw Up like a Pro, by Abirami M Krishnan”