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Book Review: Hama-Guri Goes to School, by Aditi Bose

I have a fondness for children’s stories, and love to read them. I honestly feel that there’s a part of me which refuses to grow up, so the genre appeals in particular to that part of me. What appealed to me when I first read the title of the book is the name of the main character. I had no idea what the cover looked like at that time, so it was just that name, Hama-Guri, which piqued interest in the story. Continue reading “Book Review: Hama-Guri Goes to School, by Aditi Bose”

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Book Review: The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, by Laxmi Hariharan

When I first heard about the book from my friends, there were different genres being mentioned. One said it was a thriller, another said it was YA, and a third friend said it was paranormal. Maybe it was a curiosity to know if it was all three that made me take up the book for reading. And yes, I guess The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer is a cross genre book. Continue reading “Book Review: The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, by Laxmi Hariharan”

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Book Review: The Activist and the Capitalist, by Vibha Batra

They say opposites attract, and perhaps none more so than the protagonists in this book, Anusha and Jai. If the former is an introvert who takes time to gel with people one-on-one, the other likes to take the lead and talks and mingles easily with people. The book starts off when Anusha and Jai meet again years after they first met. Continue reading “Book Review: The Activist and the Capitalist, by Vibha Batra”

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Book Review: Hell Island, by Matthew Reilly

Looking at the book Hell Island makes me wonder two things immediately.

First… is Matthew Reilly trying to show that he can bring as much thrill into a shorter novel as he does with his bigger ones? And second… what the hell am I in for?

The title itself puts some expectation into my mind. And the blurb just pushes it up. Continue reading “Book Review: Hell Island, by Matthew Reilly”