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Book Review: The Last Wave, by Pankaj Sekhsaria

Fiction that tends to border on fact is not usually my cup of tea, but there are exceptions to every rule and books in that genre that end up surprising me. This book by Pankaj Sekhsaria turned out to be one such book, and I thank my friend who not only brought it to my attention but also was kind enough to lend me a copy that he had. Continue reading “Book Review: The Last Wave, by Pankaj Sekhsaria”

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Book Review: Alex, by Pierre Lemaitre

In many discussions with book lovers and friends, the aspect of a good horror novel that has been said as most important is its ability to make the reader feel the horror the character feels. And in my notion, the aspects of a good crime fiction or mystery are threefold, viz. the detective, the victim(s) and the motive. These three are in addition to the plot which has to move quickly. Would I classify this novel as a horror or a crime thriller, I do not know, because it has the aspects of both. Continue reading “Book Review: Alex, by Pierre Lemaitre”

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Book Review: Jaya, by Devdutt Pattanaik

When it comes to the Mahabharata, any retelling by a new author comes with the initial expectation of matching the magic the original epic from Indian mythology creates. The story is so well known; its little stories told as bedtime stories to children, that some little facet that feels off is immediately understood. I have never read an illustrated version of the epic, so I quite eagerly picked up this book, having heard many good things about it. Continue reading “Book Review: Jaya, by Devdutt Pattanaik”

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Book Review: Palm’s Foster Home for Peculiar Stories, by CG Salamander

If there’s any genre that can be enjoyed without expectations, that’s fantasy. Fantasy creates worlds that have characters that are beyond truth, beyond realism to plots. It brings possibilities which can be explored, can be enjoyed happily instead of wondering, “Is that possible?” Some books appeal by the title, some by the cover, and others, like this one, appeal by both. Just the title alone made me curious as to what peculiar stories lay ahead. Continue reading “Book Review: Palm’s Foster Home for Peculiar Stories, by CG Salamander”