To portray a family in a fiction is always interesting. It brings more nuances for the author to write on, as well as for the reader to enjoy. The relationships between the characters aside, it also brings the different aspects to each character’s character sketch. Families these days are becoming more nuclear. A marriage function is done with a lot of care and attention to detail. It’s an occasion of much joy, and the event where units of the family return to the home to make the occasion more memorable. This novel talks about a joint family that comes together on the occasion of a marriage, but what follows is much more than the excitement of just the marriage.
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”