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Book Review: Sceadu, by Prashant Pinge

Fantasy is a genre that, for me, needs magic not only in the storyline but also in the narration of the novel itself. It’s that magic which endears it to the reader, and makes novels like the Harry Potter series or The Hobbit enjoyable. I’ve read very few in the genre from Indian authors who write in English, so when the author approached me for reviewing this book, I only slightly hesitated before accepting it. Continue reading “Book Review: Sceadu, by Prashant Pinge”

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Book Review: Fire Under Ash, by Saskya Jain

The value of simplicity seems to be going down these days, at least when it comes to books. There is preference to deep set plots, depth in characters (to an extent that they seem out of this world), and a high level of English that makes it necessary to have a thesaurus nearby while reading. I do not mean to say every book needs to be run-of-the-mill stuff, but just that simple ones are rare. Continue reading “Book Review: Fire Under Ash, by Saskya Jain”

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Book Review: How to Become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing, by Aditya Magal

Most of us dreams of becoming a millionaire. Yes, becoming rich is something that interests most of us, if not all of us. So a book titled “How To Become A Billionaire By Selling Nothing” would make us curious to know what it is about. Some might take a peek hoping it’s a book with real knowledge on how to do that. Others might look at the blurb and read it for the humor aspect which the book seems to have. Continue reading “Book Review: How to Become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing, by Aditya Magal”

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Book Review: The Murder Bag, by Tony Parsons

Crime fiction is my favorite genre. To follow the trail of clues and bodies with the detective is fun, and if the book has pace in it to hold the attention from start to finish, then it is really satisfying. It was the title that grabbed my attention. I hadn’t read the author before, and the “link” between the victims as on Goodreads made me choose “The Murder Bag” by Tony Parsons to read. Continue reading “Book Review: The Murder Bag, by Tony Parsons”