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Rachna Chhabria

A racy read with lots of laugh-out-loud moments

The story is extremely readable, the credit for it goes to the decent writing style.

02 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

It’s racy, interesting, revealing a wonderful new world to readers

If the story was told only from Zarin’s point of view, the chances of monotony creeping in were high.

12 Aug 2018 12:51 AM

Definitely not an edge of the seat thriller

The slow pace of the book is a big letdown as are the innumerable characters who flit in and out of the story.

17 Jun 2018 1:38 AM

The lives of two women in times of apartheid

The second flashback is that of Sylvie’s, when her story takes precedence.

03 Jun 2018 2:07 AM

Fear: The lietmotif that runs through the narrative

Usually, I am able guess the ending of a thriller halfway through the book, but here I couldn’t do so.

22 Apr 2018 2:21 AM

A book that helps children befriend animals & birds

The two animals on the cover are the buffalo calves, Bela and Baadal, who are part of the last story, The Gift.

08 Apr 2018 1:39 AM

Magically unreal with a touch of absurd

Magic realism is a difficult genre to pull off but Paralkar has managed to do so with aplomb.

25 Mar 2018 12:45 AM

An ode to Bharatnatyam, in prose

Watching Shekhar portray the protagonist, Arjun, Vatsala gets mesmerised by his performance.

21 Jan 2018 7:09 AM

Close-to-life characters hold the book

Aza restarts her friendship with Davis with an ulterior motive, but they become good friends soon enough. Perhaps they fall in love as well.

17 Dec 2017 1:08 AM

Explaining dharma to young children

Pattanaik deals with the facts with gentle brush strokes, lending the book a smooth flow.

03 Dec 2017 1:05 AM