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Kumar Jayant

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Absolutely gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-20

Blatant disregard for laws and civility with entire machinery operating in tow and one man pulling the string,I thought was an archaic notion of an era bygone.

That this happens in 21st century in my neighbourhood is an eye opener.

Of sweet nothings and everythings!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-20

The best part of this sweetly drafted novel is the conclusion, as powerful and as unexpected as The Shawshank Redemption.

This is not my genre by a fair shot but for such strong recommendations I couldn’t keep off. I started with vacillations but finished with vigor.

I am not sure what specific genre would do justice to this perfectly sculpted piece of work but it has healthy dosages of love, deceit, thrill, and a myriad of emotions which keep pulsating across chapters.

I am still to comprehend the obsession of the Westerns with the erstwhile USSR but I am not complaining a bit for that makes up for terrific stories of gamesmanship, political manoeuvring and internal polity. Amor Towles nails it to paramount perfection, the choice of words and phrases through the composition that eases the flow of emotions from one extreme to another keeps one hooked till the end.

This book convinces me to be a little more experimental, a little more open to choice of genres and authors.

Pacey Forsyth!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-20

The plot thickened, moved at neck break speed and suddenly thinned towards the conclusion.

Wanted to get more out of it.

But it definitely is a different kind of Forsyth creation.

Why don't they write these anymore?

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-20

Is it the readers or is it the writers, who have changed?


Another item off my bucket list. Loved it.
Oh Count, wish I had your fortune and your patience but neither your suffering nor your sacrifice.

Poonachi - you beauty!

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Reviewed: 07-08-20

An emotional rollercoaster. A 21st century Animal farm except that the protagonist is saint hearted god descendent goat and humans are realists and humane.

Great story, woody and dry narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-20

With Ken Follett, a gripping story is assured. Wish Ian Porter had put more life in the performance.

Great story, decent narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-20

How I wish for Roger Alam to have narrated this hilarious tale of losing, winning, and lots of jostle in between!