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Elephants in the Room – Review

December 15, 2018 • By

Elephants in the Room is a novel written by Suraj Laxminarayanan. The debut novel by Bangalore-based novelist has drawn appreciation as well as criticism for its qualities and details. The very basic things about this novel which can be said without possible disagreements are: the novel is a crime fiction or a crime-thriller fiction; the novel is lengthy and almost a single act piece of fiction; the novel exhibits very unique and special characters with very special names; the novel has a convincing (as author tries to make it one) plot and a thought-theme. Once these basic facts are understood, we can get back deeper into the content and then an analysis of the novel.

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Jestus by V S Sury

December 10, 2018 • By

Jestus is uncertain; Jestus is unconventional; Jestus is the morality monarch; Jestus is highly immoral; Jestus is humorous; Jestus is dry; Jestus is a scholar; Jestus is a fool… V S Sury’s character, as well as his debut novel, Jestus is a highly contagious abstract that keeps the readers at an edge, most of the times. The attitude in this unearthed person is very high and so is his level of mental abilities. The novel, in simple understanding, is a novel that’s based on humour, sarcasm and an otherwise philosophy of life. It is for the readers who take interest in things which are not so easily accessible in other mainstream novels – irregular experiments with the plot and narrative.

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Hard Times by Charles Dickens – Review

September 5, 2018 • By

Charles Dickens has written many novels and most of them are very well-known. The prominent among his novels are mostly the works which discuss the plights of the poor people in enormously increasing England – industrially and intellectually. With no space or the minimum space left for the have-nots, this novelist took the charge and began writing with the perspective in mind. His novel Hard Times discusses two very important things – one is how the poor people saw rich England and how the rich people saw poor England. As a reader, you can apparently find two sections of characters in the novel. There is a visible contrast. Let’s discuss the same.READ MORE


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A Dowryless Wedding by Merlin Franco – Review

August 5, 2018 • By

Book – A Dowryless Wedding
Author – Merlin Franco
Published by – Authors Upfront
Year Published – 2018
Page Count – 225
Suitable for – all age groups, every kind of readers

“Our wedding was fixed for 12th July, as dictated by an astrologer.”

So, this is what happens. I am reminded of a marriage which could not be fixed because of an astrologer and here, the date is fixed by an astrologer and these are common sights in India – irrespective of its length and breadth. A wedding has more contributions from the relatives, pundits, churches, temples or maulvis compared to what a guy and a girl contribute. Well, this might sound funny as well! But, this thing, A Dowryless Wedding, is funnier than what it seems in a helicopter shot or a bird’s eye view.READ MORE


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American Maharajah – Book Review

March 3, 2018 • By

Book Name: American Maharajah
Author: Mark Stephen Levy
Publisher: White Falcon, India
Year: 2018
Pages: 204
Genre: Literary Fiction
Reviewed by: Rakesh, contributor to BooksToRead

American Maharajah is a novel by American novelist and a frequent travel enthusiast, Mark Stephen Levy. He has prepared this novel with a mixture of modern dilemmas and the ancient legends; as a reader, I can say that – based on my own understanding of the novel, for sure. To keep everything short and to tell my verdict to the readers, I will just say that the novel is a perfect piece of literature for the readers who often want to read something new and interesting. If you are one of them, you are going to find a young man looking for the truth of his birth and on the way, he finds a beautiful girl who loves someone else who had the same face as “Ravi” – Amar. The novel has a little of secret, a little more of suspense and even more of good writing and craft of the fiction. In short, you can go for it right now and enjoy your read instantly!READ MORE