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suresh kumar

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A debut to rave ..

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Reviewed: 15-06-20

I read the reviews, saw the ratings and watched the interviews of the author which all pulled me inevitably to this wonderful novel. It is a smashing debut novel by this young author. A birlliant presentation where the timelines are craftily scrambleld without sacrificing cogency, keeps the reader glued. A daughter who believes in her faith, another who respects it but craves for independence, a son, a rebele who wants only love and for whom beliefs have a higher place than faith brought up by a very strict father and a well-meaning, silently sympathising mother all are caught in a tangle of love and hate, emotions and faith, memories and guilt. If the parents by their action are responsible for what their children have become, then shouldn't we give the benefit to the parents themselves, in turn, for how they were influenced by their own parents? Where does it begin and where does it end? The narration by Deepti Gupta is brilliant, How effectively and with ease she can change her voice to suit the character? The same voice that sounds like a child sometimes, like a teenager at others, like and Indian born mom or an angry adult, the soothing voice of a mother or the bitterness of an unloved son. This narrator does deserve special praise ,

Honest, brilliant,moving and helpful

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Reviewed: 22-05-20

What a book! Having read many World War II survival stories, I thought this will be another one on similar lines. These books never fail to touch our innermost feelings. But this one was different. Wonderfully written, brilliantly segmented, truthful and honest yet always sustaining our interest, very moving though the wartime events occupy only a part of the book and above all a offering a guide to our lives, how could I have put it down? Is this a family story? A tale of survival? A narration of any human beings quintessential love? Or a book on psychology? I keep wondering.

a poignant tale

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Reviewed: 17-04-20

One can never have enough of World War stories of valour, spirit, romance, tragedy, suffering, , heroism, and love. As you go through this story, you can experience all of these and in the end be left teary-eyed.

Lucid and spellbinding

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Reviewed: 07-04-20

This is the first work of this author I picked up and I am very happy I did so. This is a complex story with many characters who have important roles to play. The author takes us through the story without cconfusion and with a lucid narration and clarity.

Brilliant...

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Reviewed: 30-03-20

This is a brilliant work. Though a layman can understand and follow, I had to go back to some chapters or portions to understand the concepts jbetter. I, being a visually impaired person, could directly relate to the relative portions and get to know why things are in a certain way.

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Reviewed: 07-02-20

Simply superb. Well conceived plot, the protagonists in ancient and new taking similar course brilliabntly brought together in the end.

A different level

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Reviewed: 22-01-20

The author take story=telling to a different lebel.Marked by a free flowing, crisp, clear and a unique style, the story is narrated by the author from the percetions of different character. The way the concept of fate and free=will is throuwn i simply superb. This is the first time I am readingI am reading Preeti s work and I havbe no doubt I will read a lot more.

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 08-01-20

This is a very lucid and wonderful presentation. Brilliantly written and segmented . The narration is crisp, clear, touching the right tones, right mood and right exppression.

Wonderful narration

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Reviewed: 06-06-19

This is a very heavy story. I have found the narration to be one of the best I have heard so far. I have eamined ithe narration from various angles and found it to be a perfect blend of all the nicest things. crystal clear voice, clear pronunciation, seamless modulation, emotion that pours through every word, getting into the character and a pitch that suits the timbre of the story all richly embellish this novel. Wonderful balance. My sincere appreciations to the narrator.

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Ideology or Patriotism?

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Reviewed: 23-05-19

Very nicely narrated true life story with right amount of emotions throw in. When the country is not taking thr right path, how should a highly placed spy act or react? Especially when his ideologies are diametrically opposite. When he acts against his own country, how is he to be judged? And when the circumstances force the spy to leave his family and flee, he keeps fighting to bring back his family. Whe n the family does come back a chasm develops between them and they separate. Is this a story of success, failure or heroism?