Book Reviews

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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Here’s my take on The Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. BLURB No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, …

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Book Review: The Fifty-Two Week Chronicles by Joslyn Westbrook

Here’s my take on The Fifty-Two Week Chronicles by Joslyn Westbrook. BLURB What has the power to conquer hate: Love or Food? Or perhaps a love for food? When Penelope Monroe loses her dream job as a food critic, she launches a weekly Food Blog – The Fifty Two Week Chronicles – promising to keep …

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Book Review: The Prince’s Special Bride by Devika Fernando

Here’s my take on The Prince’s Special Bride by Devika Fernando. BLURB Marie doesn’t believe in fairytales and needs no handsome prince to rescue her from misery – but everything changes when she falls in love with Crown Prince Christian of Taragonia. When his sister invites Marie to the palace, their lives collide and leave …

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Book Review: Blood and Beloved by Krimson Ravyn

Here’s my take on Blood and Beloved by Krimson Ravyn. BLURB Blood and Beloved, India’s first Gothic horror poetry collection, includes abstract, horror, and Gothic themes such as darkness, psychological horrors, child-rape, death, etc. Each poem from the book showcases elements of melancholy, depression, mania, occult, a darker philosophy of life, and the like. With …

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Book Review: The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman

Here’s my take on The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman. BLURB Sunita Rishi’s just turned twenty, having completed her graduation. She wants to fly free as a bird, explore career options and travel the world. Does she have a choice when Mamma & Pappa insist on arranging her marriage? Born in a rich business family …

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Book Review: 7 Secrets of Shiva by Devdutt Pattanaik

Here’s my take on 7 Secrets of Shiva by Devdutt Pattanaik. BLURB Shiva, ‘the destroyer’ among the Hindu trinity (of gods), is depicted in many contradictory manners. He is an ascetic who wears animal skin, his body smeared with ashes. Contradictory to his wild nature, he is also depicted as having a family, with a …

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Book Review: Carthick’s Unfairy Tales by T F Carthick

Here’s my take on Carthick’s Unfairy Tales by T F Carthick. BLURB An evil dragon. A damsel in distress. A concerned father seeking a savior. A hero galloping off to the rescue – a knight in shining armor. Now THAT is stuff of fairy tales.  But what if the father’s real concern is for the …

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Book Review: Dead To Them by Smita Bhattacharya

Here’s my take on Dead To Them by Smita Bhattacharya. BLURB Moira Madhwa is the typical young, beautiful and successful urban woman until the day she goes missing. Her friends start looking for her, but quickly realize nothing is as it seems. Moira had kept devastating secrets—secrets that could wreck their lives if revealed. As …

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