Knitted Tales: A book club review

I have decided to pick up my review thing again, and the first book I am starting with is the book by a friend and co-conspirator in reading and writing: Rubina Ramesh. She is the brain and the brawn behind the Book Club. But we will talk about her later. First let’s move on to the book.

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Official Blurb

What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate?

Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you?

Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving?

Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them?

Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?

In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is bound to touch both your head and your heart.

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Knitted tales is the fist book by Rubina Ramesh. That was the first reason I picked the book. Also, I have seen the stories being developed in the writing group of Wrimo India on Facebook, so I was quite interested in seeing the final product.

The book did not disappoint me. The book involves twelve different stories which include different themes and different tones. From the simple story of a wife trying to find her independence in a foreign land to the disturbing story of a mom trying to kill her daughter– the book has everything in it.

So here is my take on the book (an unbiased take):

What I liked

  1. Honesty in the stories: The story don’t hide the truth. Some of the stories touch on the events which are quite common in India. The honest take without trying to westernize the story just for the sake of it is one charm of the book.
  2. Variety: I already talked about the variety above, but this deserves the mention. The story collection is quite eclectic.There is something for every mood there.

What I did not Like

  1. Story voices:My one and the biggest complaint with the stories is mixing up of voices in the story. Some of the story voices are mixed with the voice of the author which makes it a bit weird to read it. It’s like the author’s voice and the voice of the character got mixed in at some point.

Overall Opinion

These stories are slice of life kind of stories. One won’t find meaning of life in the stories, but the stories will catch the interest and provide one a good reading time. Overall, it was a pleasant read.

Three Stars

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Dancing with Demons: A Book Club Review

Changing the house is such a pain. If you forget to change one of your delivery address, your book will go to your past house, which is now someone else’s home, and then you have to retrace your steps to find that one book. That’s what I had to do to reach this book. After 10 days of dithering and follow-up of the courier office I finally got the book to read.

I would not have selected this book, but then I saw the cover which said “Soon to be made into Bollywood movie”. And I was hooked. I mean I don’t want to watch the movie first and then read the book. That’s the most boring thing to do in the world.

My decision was right or wrong I can’t say as in all honesty, the book was okay types. Not too good, not too bad. Like that mild coffee that could wake you up, but then that’s its only purpose. The book is okay. I have heard many people telling me that they were riveted by the book; I wasn’t, but then I wasn’t bored either.

 

DANCING WITH DEMONS
by
Nidhie Sharma
 
 
 
Blurb
 
Karan Pratap Singh is on the brink of winning the Amateur Boxing Championship, when in a moment, he loses it all. His fall from glory seems fuelled by ruthless arrogance and an out-of-control anger management problem. That, however is just symptomatic of a deeper issue. Buried under layers of his fractured subconscious lies a childhood secret he cannot come to terms with.
 
Sonia Kapoor is a beautiful, volatile young woman with a secret that torments her at night but a secret that she feels no guilt for.
 
When fate throws Karan and Sonia together in Mumbai, their personal demons and pasts collide and stir up trouble in their fragile and uncertain present. But, is redemption possible without forgiveness?
 
Dancing with Demons is a fast-paced action drama of love, loss and resurrection.
 
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What I liked

1) Boxing Background: There are many books which explore sports, but this was my first book which explored boxing as the sport. I am not a boxing person, but then the book took me to those rings and made me see the passion of boxing from the authors’ eyes. I guess this was the best thing for me in the book.

2) Fast Pace: The book is quite fast-paced. It zooms on without giving you time to get bored. That was another good point about the book. I felt I was on a mild adventure ride.

What I didn’t like

1) Universal StoryTelling Style: I sometimes feel I just should give up. This style is not going to appeal me, at least not in Indian authors. The book started off beautifully without any head-jumps, and then by third chapter it became jumble of head-jumps. I was left wondering why the author decided Universal POV style.

2) Lack of Chemistry: The book lacks chemistry. Everything happens or is read in the eyes. The two protagonist do not talk to each other much in the book, yet they end up falling in love with each. Not only that, they wait for each other too when one is going through difficult times.  If I ever encountered a person whose past I don’t know, I would probably like to talk first. The chemistry, if there, is not developed in the book.

3) Meh Suspense: I cannot reveal it as that will spoil the book for you, but the suspense of the story did not really grip me. The author maintained the suspense about the story for a long time, which in my opinion, was not really needed. The suspense did not add anything to the story except for some pretty words and sentences. (I guess that was the purpose.)
Overall Opinion

As I said, the book was okay for me. I won’t read it again, that’s sure, but while reading, it transported me to the boxing world. Probably it wasn’t my cup of tea because all my friends have LOVED the book (Yes, loved in capitals). Sometime it happens, right? You cannot feel what others are feeling for the book.

For me, book was a pleasurable one time read. It could have been so much more (there’s a lot of potential there), but it isn’t. For now, it is the story of the boxer who is trying to redeem himself.

Three Stars
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
The Book Club introduces Nidhie Sharma and asked a few questions, the details of which can be found on the link. I liked that she is a filmmaker and a novelist and she is able to juggle between the two arts of storytelling. She described her book as the following:
‘Dancing with Demons’ is a gripping romance drama set against the backdrop of combat sports in India. It is the story of two fallen souls who must vanquish their inner demons to become the people they were destined to be. When the story begins, Karan Pratap Singh, an  angst-ridden boxer and the mysterious and volatile Sonia Kapoor are angry and emotionally damaged by their pasts and when fate throws them together in Mumbai, their personal demons and pasts collide and stir trouble in their fragile and uncertain present. “It was some night. Thunder and lightning playing, chasing one another like two furtive, carefree lovers, oblivious to the havoc they were wrecking. Sonia put her hand out of the window as the bus started to hurtle down the highway, to Mumbai. A sliver of lightning fell on the trees just ahead of them, setting a normal bush on fire. Then thunder roared again… Perhaps this was an appropriate setting for what was to follow…two tumultuous lives on a head-on collision course.”
This book explores if redemption is possible without forgiveness and also delves into the depth and unsaid connection that Karan and Sonia have with each other. In fact, Sonia’s poems in the novel throw light not only on self-love and forgiveness but also on the passionate and intense relationship that these two anti-heroes share.
“I know I’m not easy to love
On somedays there’s no God above
And maybe it’s a messed up world
Into which we have been hurled
And maybe I remind you of you
So Love yourself darling, to love me too”
Overcoming one’s limitations or demons is essential in order to fulfill one’s true potential. That is the real core of this story. The good thing is, millions of people find a way to battle and overcome their inner demons. So there is hope for everyone and ‘Dancing with Demons’ is about that hope. It’s about the light at the end of the tunnel.
This novel is a fast-paced story of love, loss and resurrection for both Karan and Sonia.  
 
 
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Color Me Rich: A Book Club Review

Sometimes, I wonder if my blog will forget me too if I forget it for so many days? But sadly my reason this time has been very valid. I have been going through the “being-sick” phase where the disease after disease (nothing major, but a litany of minor diseases) followed me. Today was the day when I entered my own kitchen after a month. I was in shock myself when I saw the dates unchanged in my kitchen calendar. So, let me wave a tentative hello.

The good thing about being sick is that I have read A LOT. And this indeed calls for capitalization. I could not concentrate on writing(half the time wasn’t allowed to even touch the laptop after office) but reading was my solace along with the pen and paper. So, I have a lot to talk about. And I will like to start this as quickly as possible.

I will start with the review of the books pending with me. The first in the list is the book I got from Book Club– Color Me Rich. I am more than a month late in this (sigh!).

 

Color Me Rich 

by 

Mohan Deep 
Blurb 
A sensitive love story of a handsome and talented struggling painter Akash Saigal. What happens when he marries an extremely rich and beautiful artist and art investor Zenobia Taraporevala?
What grabbed my attention in the book was the author and the colourful portfolio the author has. You can read all about it in the About the Author section. But I was indeed interested in the story. Another thing which captured me was the news article on which the story was based. My father has a habit of discussing news over phone or at home (random news) and a dead body of an artist has been found. My father had told me that artists are crazy, and I should cure my artistic craziness. (I believe all fathers are like this, no?) So when I heard that the story has been compared to that case, I did want to know what the book is going to talk about.
I read the book in single sitting. It’s a thin book and a very fast paced one. I did like the book and enjoyed it.
Things I liked
  1. Mix of the languages: This should be read as warning as well. But I loved that the story had the touch of local language. More than that, I liked that author did not distract the readers by explaining the meaning of each and everything. This might have been the complaint of many readers, but I loved that author embraced the localness of the book. I am not against the descriptions, but it irritates me to no end when I have to read the meaning of the words and sentences when it can be plainly guessed from the context. I hate this in other non-Indian language usage as well.
  2. Storyline: The way the story has been written is quite gripping. I did not feel like keeping the book while reading it, and that explains the engaging nature of the story for me.
Things I did not like
  1. Character Development: The author gave a lot of attention to the context and the little details, but he forgot to develop the characters. The pacing was so fast that I could hardly associate with the character. There is a character in the story of Suma. I wanted to love her, empathize with her, but I did not feel anything for her. Same goes for the main characters of the story. I wished to spend some more time with them and to get acquainted with them in a better manner.
  2.  Chemistry: This point is associated with the past point, but I did not enjoy the chemistry between the characters. The motive is dependent upon the characters’ chemistry– their love and hatred. But I was not able to tune in with the chemistry of the characters.

Overall Opinion

Despite all the faults, the book is entertaining in nature. It is a perfect one time read with the right pacing and the right thickness. And the book does not try to imitate the Western world but is happy in its own Indian-ness.  The book gets three stars from my side.

Three Stars

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mohan Deep, is an Indian author, painter and Feng Shui Master. Mohan Deep is the author of ‘The Mystery and Mystique of Madhubala’ (1996), ‘It’s My Life’ (Novel) (1997), ‘Simply Scandalous: Meena Kumari’ (1998), ‘Eurekha!’ – an unauthorized biography of Rekha. (1999), ‘Four Options’ (2000), ‘Feng Shui for the Bold & Beautiful, the Rich and Famous’ (2001) and ‘Nehru and the Tantrik Woman’ (2002). After a sabbatical of a decade, during which he touched upon the lives of people as a Feng Shui Master, he was back with The Five Foolish Virgins( 2013). Mohan Deep is arguably the only Indian author to write what is often described as controversial, unauthorized star biographies in India. Columnist-journalist and former editor of ‘Illustrated Weekly of India’, Khushwant Singh called him ‘a truly gifted gossip writer’. “The maverick writer”, like columnist-reviewer-poetess.
Tara Patel described him has also been called William Goldman of Bollywood’s stars (By Behram Contractor, the Editor of Afternoon Despatch & Courier) (Source) Kitty Kelly of India (By R K Bajaj, the Editor of ‘The Daily’). Interestingly, almost every book he has wrote/penned has invited controversies for its bold content.

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Sweet Revenge: A book review (with the dash of new year and rich boyfriends)

Hello, dear readers. The long forgotten blog writer is back. Happy New Year to all of you, although I am one month late. I am very excited to start the new year and the posting once again. This January marked the beginning of many new things. The list of good news first:

1) For the first time since coming to Mumbai, there were events which made me feel that I can belong here. It is so amazing to feel that a city is ready to love you back, especially after it had shown a lot of nakhras (For my English readers, showing nakhras means sort of acting like a snob here!)

2) I turned 31 years old in January, and I have a feeling that this year is going to be the beautiful year.

3) I have been working on the new blog(remember, I talked about it?) design and all.

4) I finally purchased my DSLR camera.

5) And now, I am posting my first review of the book that is long past the date I promised to review (Sorry, but I was way too busy in organizing and celebrating things. I really did not expect everything to happen in just two months, but it did. Honestly I feel that I haven’t slept for like past two months.)

Sweet Revenge 

by 

Olivier Lafont 

FROM THE AUTHOR OF WARRIOR,  ANOTHER BOOK, ANOTHER GENRE – A ROMANCE. 

Blurb 

If revenge was a dish best served cold, then French Adonis Guy Leguerec knew exactly what to serve treacherous and desirable Eve Watson… 
 
Seven years after Louisiana, where Eve devastated his heart and ruthlessly wiped out his future, Guy finds her in Boston opening her first art showing. Now a wealthy and powerful shipping magnate, Guy lures Eve into his trap of seduction and opulence, intent on one thing only: getting revenge for her crimes. 
 
When American artist Eve Watson sees the only man she ever loved enter the art gallery, and re-enter her life, she feels helpless terror and frenzied desire. Seven years ago Guy Leguerec had seduced her heart, exploited her body, and then discarded her. Against her better judgment she accepts his invitation, and once again they spiral into a maelstrom of irresistible passion, divinely rampant sex, and the brutal politics of unknown intentions… 
 
Violently sundered by their volatile misconceptions, Eve flees Boston in emotional tatters, and Guy grudgingly lets her vanish, his revenge thwarted. 
 
But destiny has planned otherwise: Eve has taken an art job in Paris, ignorant of the fact that the company is one of many subsidiary businesses belonging to Guy. Flung together again in an even more precarious position, Eve and Guy must war with each other and themselves, and confront seven years of misapprehension and malign manipulation. Greed, family vendetta, and deception have eaten away at the intimacy they once shared — 
 
 
But is the truth enough to save their desperate, shipwrecked love? 
 Review and Thoughts
My first thought on picking up the book was who designed the cover for the book? The cover looks like the cover shot of the erotica contest! Not that I have anything against erotica, but the cover and the book should somewhat matched. No? I took the book when it came to book club because it was the romance, and secondly because my friends have already told me about it.

The book did not disappoint me at all. It’s a simple story of a guy meets a girl, a misunderstanding happens, and then they separate. They meet again when the hero wants to take his revenge and the passion rekindles. I know, you are thinking it is the same old story. It really is, but then that’s mostly what romance is. What sets this book apart is its engaging pace and the portrayal of the character. I will put it as a one time read which will remind you of why you love the romance reading.

My Favourite bits

1) Rich guy: Every story with a rich guy who falls in love with a normal woman should be a winner. Because it gives story such a dreamy quality.

2) Romance: The romance was the best part of the book. So many books keep on showing flighty heroines with a little penchant for romance and all. But the romance had the power to keep me invested in the story.

The questionable bits

1) Rags to riches: I have no problem with the heroes who are rich and fall for normal woman, but I do raise my eyebrows when I read that a character rose to such heights in the span of one year, without any stock market or initial investment or godfather. Maybe there are people like this, but I refuse to believe such people exist because otherwise what am I doing in my life? And no, business is not the magic word to be that successful.

2) Wide-eyed misunderstanding: I know that is not really questionable, but why don’t people talk to each other before judging others? I mean I could see at the first place itself what is wrong with their relationship, so why couldn’t they. (Again if I am being honest, I have done that too, but that doesn’t mean I won’t get frustrated at the hero and heroine).

3) Predictability: This is not really a bad thing as sometime one needs predictability of story. Sometimes, the warm predictability is like a lover’s embrace after a weary day. But then at the end of the read, when you are analysing what you read, you feel like you have been served the same dish with a different name (or as they call same wine in different bottle, but since I am a teetotaller, my examples are going to be a bit different.)

3) The Cover: I know it has been prepared by an artist, and I actually like her other work. But I don’t know why she chose this particular image for the novel. I mean it is like she wanted it to look more tantalizing than the real story itself and did not feel that the book in itself will be sufficient to attract readers. I know I am being harsh, but that cover looks like vampire sucking someone’s ears, or a person ready to whisper naughty bits in the ears. I really don’t understand what the artist is trying to depict here!

Overall view

It’s a book which is definitely worth a one-time read. The characters of the story might not stay with me for a long time, but it is a book which gave me a comfort on a cold night. I read it, and I smiled and dreamed. That makes it a worthy romance book in my opinion.
(Please don’t judge it by its cover, and oh, I like the author’s face. He could have acted as the model for the cover. Maybe.)

My rating for the book

Three Stars
Final Thoughts

There’s a thing I have always wondered: do people really want to marry and fall in love with rich men? I personally think that if I am not dreaming and I really get a chance to be with someone very rich, I will take 50 steps backwards. I know that the wealth does not define the worth in any way, but then I think I am afraid of truly wealthy people, like they are stuff made of glitter. They might shine from distance but once you are near, you can see the unevenness and roughness which comes with the application of glitter. I really don’t know any rich people (I know only normal people.), yet I have this strong notion that the lifestyle of rich will never suit me.

This is my secret confession of tonight. I will leave you to soothe your eyes with the amazing pic of the author (I have kept it large enough so that all the readers can enjoy that as well. ;-)). See you soon with another post.

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About The Author 
 
Olivier Lafont is a French author, screenplay writer, and actor. His novel ‘Warrior’ was published by Penguin Random House, and was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. He has just released his new contemporary romance novel ‘Sweet Revenge’ exclusively on Kindle. ‘Purgatory: The Gun of God’ is a fantasy novelette published in South Africa.

 
Lafont has written a number of feature film scripts before. The first film he wrote opened at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to win seven awards at film festivals worldwide.

 
As an actor Lafont has acted in Hollywood and Indian films, in TV serials, and in over 80 television commercials. He acted in ‘3 Idiots’, one of India’s all-time blockbuster hits, the critically-acclaimed ‘Guzaarish’, and the Lifetime film ‘Baby Sellers’, amongst other films.

 
Lafont graduated with two degrees in acting and writing from Colgate University, USA, with academic distinction.

 

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Deceptive Cadence– A book review

I got this book from NetGalley(my first NetGalley book I was able to download! Before this I could not make out how to use the website. So, yay me!). I selected this book because I loved the subject of the book– of going back into the time and living the high school life once again. And honestly, I was not disappointed.

Summary

Deceptive Cadence

Book’s Name: Deceptive Cadence

Author’s Name: Katie Hamstead

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This book is about a girl named Cadence who suffers sudden loss of her husband and her little daughter. She is broken and is suffering from the trauma when she gets a chance to go 11 year back in time. (I am wondering why did the author select 11 year as the time to go back? It never was mentioned in the story.) She ends up in high school and tries to live her life so that the things are changed and that accident does not happen.

While living the teenage life again, she is allowed to keep her memories intact so that she can make the decision in accordingly. But despite knowing this, she meets a guy, James, she is unable to resist. It is the story of how she changes her lifestyle when all the things changed.

What I loved

  1. The Concept: I don’t know about you but I have wondered many times how things will change if I get to live the past again, especially the teenage years. I have wondered this thing about millions of people– those who have good life now, those who made mistakes and are suffering for them, and even those who are my in my never-talk-to list now. I loved that the author touched the subject and she did show the behavior being altered with the wisdom of future.
  2. Complicated Romance: Again, another of enjoyable topic. It touches the question of loyalty something which has not yet happened, but is going to happen. The conflict between teenager Cadence’s loyalty to her future, and her desires in the present(past!) is shown nicely and adds a different dimension to the romance. I could feel Cadence’s confusion in the story and her struggle to align the present and future.

What I disliked

  1. Ending: I know cliffhanger endings are all in vogue and it ensures that the readers will purchase the second book, I still do not enjoy them. I want the story I started reading to end by the end of the book. I wish it had.
  2. Unnecessary Details: I do not have paragraphs to highlight for this, but sometimes, while reading the book I kept on feeling that the story was being dragged unnecessarily, the things could have been shortened considerably. This is true for Cadence and James romance where the author felt like focusing on their everyday life more and more.

Overall Opinion

This is the first time I have read this author, but I enjoyed the concept of the plot and the various question it asked. I also enjoyed the book as I struggled to make right decision while imagining myself in Cadence shoes. It is a fun book and I will definitely read the second part to know the story. In fact this might be the only book which want me to interview the author to understand the motivation behind certain points of the book.

Three Stars

Questions For my readers:

Have you guys ever thought about having the power to change the past? In fact, if you know the future and are allowed to go in past time of your life, will you change the thing?

Angelic Beats– The Book Club Book Review

Angelic Beats 
By 
Sarita Singh
 
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Summary
There are many books which deal with adultery; there are many books which deal with the topic of older-heroine-younger-hero, but there are not many books which portray such a relationship in positive light.  That was the reason I picked up this book and finished it.
Angelic Beats is the story of a boy in his late teens who falls in love with a married woman. Both defy their ages; the woman for her looks and innocence and the boy for his confidence and clarity in life along with integrity. The journey of the boy for his passion also becomes journey of love for both that finally takes them to more meaningful destinations. It unfolds the changing perspective of a young boy and a married woman in various situations of life treading the path of love and success together.
What I liked:
1) Subject of the story: This story is more about how this romance inspired the characters to attain their dreams. I don’t believe in adultery as such, but then, I also know that love doesn’t announce itself before appearing in anyone’s life. I have read many books which preach that such a relationship is wrong, but I never found a book which shows how love changed the person. Sometimes, weeds are necessary before growing the crops. So, it fascinated me to read the different viewpoint in the book. The book didn’t sit on judgement, it neither says whether the relationship is right or wrong; it just portrays the effect it had on the characters.
What I disliked
1) Inadequate editing: The book can do with another round of editing to clean up all those missed up errors and those telling scenarios.
2) Underdeveloped side-characters-  This seems like my second problem with most of the book. Even with universal POV, the secondary characters are relegated no pages. They deserve their own stories, their own reactions too. I wished to know more about the secondary characters of the book.
Overall Opinion
It’s a very thin book–the kind which can be finished in one reading, but it left me with so many questions. I don’t think the subject is easily digestible for everyone as it actually doesn’t condone adultery, but for me, it was fun to unravel this other side of the story. The adultery and the age-gap(cougar-ism) are my second and third favorite topics to read on. So the book was fun for me.  Although it’s not mentioned anywhere, I also wondered if this is a sort of biography.
Three Stars

Meet the Author


The author, Sarita Singh, is a post-graduate in chemistry with a post-graduate diploma in mass communications. Born and brought up in Panipat, Haryana, she has been married to a doctor and is blessed with a son. The author is a state civil services (allied) officer, who has also taught in various institutions earlier. Reading and writing have always been a part of Sarita Singh who used to write her diary from a very young age. Like many others, she too loves gossiping and enjoying with friends and family as she loves spending time with them. The author believes in a few optimistic thoughts: “I am alright, I am happy where I am now, but I wish to be somewhere else. And I will try for it.”

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Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty : A Book Club Review

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Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty

by 

Paulami Duttagupta 

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There are many movies which are based on books, but I haven’t come across many stories which are based on movies. That was the reason I picked up this book. Besides, this book talks about the terrorism in Meghalya which is an unexplored topic for me. I, as  a North Indian, can go on and on about the terror and how it has changed life of people in states like Rajasthan, Punjab and Kashmir, but ask me about the problems of eastern India, and I’d be totally blank. That was the second reason I decided to read the book.

Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty is adapted from the National Award Winning Khasi film by the same name.
Trapped in the limbo between ideology and conscience, Manbha finds him himself part of a terror outfit. An unexpected opportunity, anger, squalor and disillusionment – followed by and armed combat and injury lead to the soul- searching that form the substance of this moving tale.

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What I Liked

1) Realistic Ideologies – There are two sides to everything that we see. The police we curse has a story too; the reporters who glorify the terrorist or police has a story too; even terrorists have their own stories. The book doesn’t hesitate to give either of them a good or bad story, it just expresses it.

2) The Hope – The terrorist, the brain-washed people, the communism– can we change that? Is there a way out? I don’t know, neither do I believe it’s possible. The book also doesn’t answer the question, but it does express the hope that the world can change one person at a time.

What I disliked

1) Narrative treatment : I hate writing this and I’m tired of writing this. I didn’t get to feel the action of the story. I loved the way thoughts were expressed; the plot was interesting, but the narrative style made it boring for me.

2) Backstories: I wanted to know more about the characters. It was like the book dropped me in the middle of the war without introducing the people associated with the characters. I wished to know more of their history.

Overall Opinion

A book worth reading as it shows the terrorism and infiltration issues beyond Kashmir.

Three Stars

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