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    Senior Member Veteran Hubber baroque's Avatar
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    khaleed hoseini's earlier classic THE KITE RUNNER they took as a movie.

    Remember the Bond film QUANTUM OF SOLACE, same guy's movie.

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    Victorian romance mystery
    DEANNA RAYBOURN 's LADY JULIA series is very attractive.

    You love spending time with Lady Julia and her siblings, very beautiful time period, interesting, peculiar characters, captivating mystery and romance too.

    Though the author writes in detail for you to understand the characters, nice updates to catch up with them, it will be helpful for you to read from the book 1 of the series.


    Very entertaining series in a Victorian period. You love it.

    http://deannaraybourn.com/series.html

    vinatha.
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    Magnificent historical fiction with the back drop of India.
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    THE SANDALWOOD TREE by ELLE NEWMARK.

    Stunning work set during the turbulent Partition time (1947)

    (Evie & Martin with their son, Martin's withdrawal after his return from the world war 2, his combat fatigue, Evie's loneliness and her struggles to save her crumbling marriage, his reluctant to confide in Evie, Evie as a wonderful mom, her love for her son)

    And

    The historical Sepoy Rebellion (1857).

    (Evie found some letters hidden behind the bricks in the wall of her bungalow that depict the life of two Victorian women, Felicity & Adela, lived in the house, 90 years before Evie's family. From the sound of the letters, Felicity lived in this bungalow, Adela had written from England. Adela was a lesbian in a time when lesbianism was disapproved, Adela’s great love for Felicity, Felicity’s love for India)

    Amazing job by the author on India's poverty and its beauty. Sights and smells of India, Evie's perspective on India, portrayal of Simla, vivid imagery on glittering bazar, clothing, temples, food, heat, crowds, colonial buildings, houses, very captivating story on love, longing, forgiveness, hidden letters, the secrets. Interesting glimpse of two important, unrest, bloodshed periods in Indian history.

    Author’s website.
    http://www.ellenewmark.com/book.php

    The novel starts with the quote

    “Death steals everything but our stories…..”

    THE SANDALWOOD TREE.jpg

    The author passed away after the book got published. What an accidental quote!

    http://web.signonsandiego.com/news/2...l-novelist/?ap

    Terrific work!
    Pick it up, if you can….. Relish it.

    Vinatha.
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    Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020 - Slightly better than ON@CC worst than the other three novels. Chetanji please change your pattern, its boring boss. Why that story tellers in your novels are always mediocre, self centered guys? Gopal and Aarti characters are very much inconsistent. Hope you come up with a different and better theme next time with a neat and unique presentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r2tchasi View Post
    Glad to see the thread alive.
    My current read is Kafka on the Shore. I have new found respect for cats, nowadays!
    Ah, seriously. Such delight they were in that book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 19thmay View Post
    Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020 - Slightly better than ON@CC worst than the other three novels. Chetanji please change your pattern, its boring boss. Why that story tellers in your novels are always mediocre, self centered guys? Gopal and Aarti characters are very much inconsistent. Hope you come up with a different and better theme next time with a neat and unique presentation.

    mmm....

    Have you read THRITY UMRIGAR?

    http://www.umrigar.com/

    She is a good author.

    She expresses in a beautiful way. The Weight of Heaven, if you haven't, please try to read.

    Irresistible novel set in rural India.

    Her website posts a new novel by Jan 2012.

    vinatha.

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    1st Two books of the SHIVA TRILOGY: Immortals of Meluha & The Secret of the Nagas.

    If you are a fan of Hindu Mythology and/or Tamil Cinema then you will completely enjoy this set. I certainly need such books bc everytime I finish a book which is intense the next one has to be a pure entertainer. Whenever I fail to do this a gap between books fall. So for me this one was fantastic. Couple of my friends who are Hindu Mythology enthusiasts found it very insightful too. Though it is predictable the way it is paced makes you keep going.
    Vaazhvathu edharku vaiyagathin sugangalai vaazhkaiyil perathaane!

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    Revolution 2020

    Kinda liked it..
    IPL is a tournament where 7 teams compete with each other to meet Chennai Super Kings in the final.

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    Good one

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    Simple and Sweet AMULYA MALLADI & Evocative PETER GEYE

    I read some amazing books for the past week.

    The sound of Language by AMULYA MALLADI is a sweet, simple, emotional, hopeful and positive novel.

    It's about an Afghan woman's horrible experiences (the author will not make you cry... don't worry), her new life and experiences in Denmark where she immigrates.

    She learns to speak Danish, started to work with a Danish man who is a bee keeper.

    Experiences of language barriers, prejudices, marvelous friendship between Gunnar and Raihana, detailed and fascinating honey making job routines, Afghan people's culture and their life as refugees in a European nation is wonderful to read.

    Sweet novel from AMULYA MALLADI.

    You fall in love with Raihana and Gunnar, their friendship.

    http://www.amulyamalladi.com/

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    http://petergeye.com/

    SAFE FROM THE SEA - PETER GEYE

    poetic novel set in the landscape of northern Minnesota.

    Very atmospheric and aesthetic writing about father & son's story, their family bond, story of shipwreck on The Great Lakes, Noah(son)'s relationship with his wife Natalie, their infertility issues, vivid details about the surroundings. BEAUTIFUL WORK .

    Peter Geye steals my heart with his evocative writing.

    vinatha.
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