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A Suitable Boy (Dramatised) cover art

underwhelming

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-19

this book comes recommended in many circles and so I had long been wanting to read it. now that I have I don't know what all the hype was about. the characters are not well etched, interactions unconvincing and the end almost made me fall off the chair simply because it was the most incredulous of all, in a disappointing sort of way.

Mafia Queens of Mumbai cover art

a peek into the unseen side of Mumbai underworld

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-19

it's definitely an interesting book. some of the stories are rich and engrossing but some of them are lacklustre. it may be on account of (as admitted by the author too) lack of information about women in crime during the 90s.

The Last Boy to Fall in Love cover art

1 hit 2 misses

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-19

I don't want to be mean but I'm sorry, I really didn't like this book. The start is dull and so is the end. The middle (chapter 2) is somewhat promising, and makes one hope that maybe the story gets better as you go along, but no. credit to the writer for painting a good picture of what apocalypse might looks like in India but the central characters fail to impress. Chapter 2 is all that's worth reading in this 3 chapter story. Maybe I'm not the right target audience for such romantic sob stories, but I wish I had spent my time reading something else.

Alice in Wonderland cover art

best left for childhood

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-19

I had read this book in my childhood and didn't remember much so thought of revisiting it. I was decidedly underwhelmed and the end seemed abrupt and almost incomplete. I guess some things are best left untouched in adulthood

To Kill a Mockingbird cover art

a true coming of age story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-19

it takes the purest form of innocence, a child's innocence, to hold a mirror to the irrationality of adults. This coming of age story is the best I've read so far. the story is beautifully written and the narration exquisite. it transports you back in time so you can almost see the events unfold right in front of your eyes, at the leisurely pace of a country life. it shows you the world as seen from the innocent eyes of children and takes you on a journey of exploration and growing understanding of the biased world they live in as they ask some very uncomfortable and pertinent qs which hold as true today as in any time and in any community of people.

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Becoming cover art

Equally extraordinary

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-19

Some stories need to be told not because they are "the MOST extraordinary" but because they are EQUALLY extraordinary. Becoming is such a story; and the narration by Michelle herself only adds to the experience. it almost feels like you are in a one-on-one chat with her as she tells you her story.