Vani Kaushal’s Seconds Later is a riveting read. It’s fast-paced and unputdownable and makes you want to finish the book in one go. It is an intense romantic thriller with many intriguing twists; at its heart, is a deep dive into human behaviour and the complexity of modern relationships.
The author weaves magic through his writing, exploring the myriad hues of relationships, and touching their different nuances and facets. The narration is unputdownable and prompts the reader to contemplate. The vocabulary is top-notch, as are the vivid descriptions. I felt that stories based on true incidents, like war or terrorism, were the more compelling stories.
The Counterfeiter: Abdul Karim Telgi & The Stamp Scam is definitely an eye-opener of a book especially when it does something in reverse – puts in words what we all of us watched on the television.
This is a book that is brimming over with emotions – both expressed and implied. This is a book that will leave you a little sad with the reality of Aruna’s situation. But, this is also a book that will make you believe in the proverbial silver lining, with its ending.
Through her stories, the author showed us ‘A Slice of Life’ from the lives of many humans; like you and me. I surely recommend the book to all the book lovers out there. Go grab the book, read and share your thoughts to encourage and appreciate the author.
The author made sure that there’s a story for everyone. He set good examples of story writing techniques- fresh plots, fine execution, grip over the narration, characterization, lucid language, revealing the twists on time, and keeping the readers engaged till the last line. The book is unputdownable till you are done with all the stories.
This is a good book for the young readers and adults equally. The language was simple and easy to read and this aspect will help every reader to connect easily. The show-don’t-aspect, vivid descriptions and the author’s storytelling style from an almost-nine-year olds perspective is praiseworthy.
This book is a wonderful source of information for readers interested in true crime and especially those with an inclination toward the financial sector and how corruption and scams impact society as a whole.
A gem of a book for writers writing true crime or aspiring to write in the genre.
Islands in the Stream is Sonal Singh’s labour of love that needs to be savoured slowly and with care. Do pick up the book, dear friends, and be prepared to get drenched in a deluge of feelings and sensibilities, that will make you look inward, and leave you with some enduring life lessons.
As the title suggests, this delightful collection of stories makes us sit up and take note of so many vignettes of our daily life, buried under layers of mundane oblivion. Smita Das Jain’s deft penmanship delves deep and crafts them into heart-warming literary pieces that are both relatable and relevant, doing complete justice to her laudable story telling skills!
I am so glad I read Trail of Blood. The writing is very meticulous and intelligent. The transitions, the cut and fade, the tying up of all the separate narratives. As a writer, I found it extremely insightful!
It made me wonder what I would do if I discover that I had one more day to live? This is by no means a new concept to artists. This question has been asked time and again, by many. And more and more, I am realising that the answer comes down to –
𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐈 𝐚𝐦, 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐈 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.
𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐲𝐞.
There is something profoundly magical about the books that deal with these very same issues – and show the characters benefiting from professional therapy. Books that have caring, supportive parents and friends. Books that leave you with the overwhelming desire to reach out to your loved ones and hug them for being there.
Oseman works magic with her illustrations as Charlie and Nick deal with many challenges – coming out, who and when to tell, and whether to forgive or not. There’s an incredible representation and speaks loads of inclusion and diversity.