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Truly Devious: A Mystery (Truly Devious 1) (
reviewed by TMG040402
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So why a chess board. I felt this book like a game of chess.
1) Just like in a game of chess it takes time to set the pieces, the author took her time to set the place , setting and the characters ( chess pieces ).
2) Just like chess has very different pieces with unique moves and speciality , so did the characters in this book. They were a lot of characters but you don’t get confused as each one is unique.
3) And just like when a game starts , you can’t stop same you can’t stop reading this book when it starts ( won’t say wat for I want this to be a spoiler free review )
4)And the reason why I gave it 4 stars was just like how a game of chess should be completed in one setting so should a murder mystery. Or else we get crazy
Words from the Hills (
reviewed by adtshukla
This is a very beautiful Journal. It has little quotes from Ruskin Bond, and lot of space to write your own thought. I got the hardcover and its totally worth it.View this product →
Birthday Girl (
reviewed by Ankita Arora (themomesapient)
Firstly, about the delivery, the book came in perfect condition. Very happy with ChapterOne. Now to the review:
A girl on her twentieth birthday is granted a wish by her rather aloof boss who doesn't get out much from his room, there isn't any real contact with him apart from the dinner that is served everyday religiously to him. She can ask for anything and her boss will make it happen. It seems quite absurd to her and then all the more fishy but she does wish for something.
This short story comes off as more intuitive than definitive. It's a life-changing moment for you at your 20th birthday, working in a reputable restaurant, and it is just the beginning of many things for you. You keep thinking of what she must have wished for and end up thinking the same for yourself. That is the only thing I liked about it.
I do feel that the essence of the book got carried away in the translation somewhere. It could've been executed better.View this product →
The Bear and The Nightingale: (
reviewed by adtshukla
I have never read anything like this before. Its inspired by other fantasy books but its very well written. Its not a must read but a good read. I specifically liked her descriptions of the weather and Russian folklore. Looking forward to finish the trilogy.View this product →
reviewed by adtshukla
Engaging. You cant put it down and its not about the thrill of knowing whats next but the curiosity of knowing a story, another person's life. Its so well written and well framed. Such a mature writing at such a young age, I have to say this cause its really difficult to write about one's own life over a long time frame and separate experiences from emotions. Keeping Vanity away from story telling.
The story telling is too alive. The way she describes the mountains for example, its experience put to words, and memory coming alive. I guess that is what that made this book so gripping, that she navigated through the places she spent her childhood in exactly the same way a child feels it, the attachment, the emotion, the curiosity, descriptions of everything around, and I liked the way she kept coming back to it. Sometimes in Nostalgia, sometimes in wisdom but as a reader I loved how a premise was set up and a beautiful one. You know when reading it that she loved it the place she called home.
It also brought into the light the importance of Education, and not in terms of degrees or merits but knowledge of it. Knowing your history, the world or Rome in this case. The wonderment that should come with the knowledge of things, I think that was my favorite part, he wonderment and curiosity to know things, just Google or ask or read or discuss. Isnt that really what education is for to know what is around, what happened, how it happened, how we can change it.
I really loved the experience of reading something so alive which is not fantasy, its a memoir but it lacks the bitterness or the romanticizing, which made it real. I guess that writing it was a process for her to unwind herself or whatever that went by. I liked how she navigated through different aspects of life just touching the base but setting a premise for our understanding. Like both her Grandmothers and their contrast with their own children. Sibling Relationship, Old age, shifting power base and loyalties of a family and most importantly a person's longing for a family, to feel that you're part of something, to feel accepted.
It a very good account of power of ignorance and fear we force ourselves to live in. How everything that we love has the capacity to blind us. Inspite of having clear picture of black and white, fair and unfair we have the ability to ignore everything in name of love even when we are free, even when we can see for better. It also accounts for the amount of courage and dilemma it takes to confront the wrong doings. The mental exhaustion and the conflict of questioning your own judgments and that of others especially in sensitive physical and emotional harassment issues that may lead to life long bonding or estrangement. and getting in terms with, and at peace with whatever happens. I think one of the reasons of naming this book Educated is how we educate ourselves to see beyond all unfairness.
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