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What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

Publisher - Pan Macmillan India
Publication Year - 2016
ISBN-13 - 9789382616948
ISBN-10 - 9382616942
Language - English
Binding - Paperback
Number of Pages - 304 Pages

What Lies Between Us is that novel which captures trauma with fiery intensity. The opening pages show a shadow and evoke an dark tale about a mother whose name is not revealed until the last page. A shocking climax and firing on all cylinders is what Nayomi Munaweera has done.

The narrator of the story is a wealthy girl from village with a alcoholic father and depressive mother. The girl's childhood is spent with Sita and Samson in the hill town of Kandy and she spends much of her time reading British children's books.

The calm and simpleton life is destroyed after the girl is raped and her father dies even her childhood friend Samson dies. Along-with her mother the girl moves to Bay Area in Fremont. At this juncture the book deals with the falsehood of security and how a brown gi…

Faster, Smarter, Higher: Managing your Career by Utkarsh Rai

Faster, Smarter, Higher: Managing your Career by Utkarsh Rai
Book Details

Publisher                  Rupa Publications India
ISBN-10                   812913750X
Number of Pages      199 Pages
Publication Year        2016
Language                 English
ISBN-13                   9788129137500
Binding                    Paperback 
Faster, Smarter, Higher is yet another masterpiece from the author, Utkarsh Rai and a perfect guide to fast-track the career. The book gives out the clear picture of modern day work-place culture and also the corporate dynamics which are shared between the peers and managers.
Career and work challenges are described best in the book. Utkarsh Rai pens down how to tackle everyday situations faced by employees and managers in real life scenario. The language is lucid and clear, its easy to understand, so whether you are reading it a management guy or as a fresher in corporate world it can be co-related.
The book covers all of the aspects of one's career ranging from g…

The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi

The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi


Publisher   Westland
ISBN-10   9385724061
Number of Pages   588 Pages
Publication Year   2016 April
Language   English
ISBN-13   9789385724060

Ashwin Sanghi and his own genre of Indian Thriller (Historic) is out again with The Sialkot Saga, having read The Krishna Key and Chanakya’s Chant you do get attracted as the what the writer would give you in the new book.

The Sialkot Saga is a book that spreads over a period of time and it comes to present day India, both being and historic and also full of twists and turns it keeps you gripped and wanting for more.

The book is about Arvind and Arbaaz who have grown up during partition of India and their struggle for power. It intertwines, collides, races and also keeps you attached to the 2 characters as they merge and demerge personally as well as profesionally to gain power. The characters of Arvind and Arbaaz have a hold on you and that gives out all the moments of power struggle, clash of thoughts, pol…

The Thirteenth Day by Aditya Iyengar

The Thirteenth Day by Aditya Iyengar

Publisher                Rupa Publications India
ISBN-10                8129134756
Number of Pages        260 Pages
Publication Year        2015 June
Language                English
ISBN-13                9788129134752

It is about the 18 day Mahabharat war and told as POV of the characters.

The book is about war and mind games spanning on a period of 3 nights and 3 days and starting on the 13th day of the Kurukshetra war. It starts with Yudhisthira and his claim for the throne, his POV is introspective and how history has betrayed him. How he has never got the hero status and how he has been in the shadows of Bhima and Arjun.

The second POV is that of Radheya better known and also at times misjudged 'Karna'. This POV is rough-edged and is mainstream considering Karna had played a very important role throughout Mahabharat.

The third POV is that of Abhimanyu, who is young and impatient and the actions from Abhimanyu decide the fate of the K…

Hedon by Priyanka Mookerjee

Hedon by Priyanka Mookerjee

Book Details

Publisher           Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN-10           0143425951
Number of Pages           312 Pages
Publication Year           2016
Language           English
ISBN-13           9780143425953

Let me start by saying Hedon is a book with freshness and a different perspective with added romantic fiction. It gives perspective about age and culture and how 2 people come together based on mails, small talks and meets.
Based in Kolkata and US about 2 socially privileged people Tara Mullick and Jay Dhillon, Hedon gives an account how they become friends and then lovers despite the age difference and the cultural boundaries. Hedon also shows different facets of friendship between Tara, Cookie and Button. The friendship is shown with chemistry and creative writing can be noticed very vividly.
The narration of the the story is simple but being a fresh aspect of writing you may get mixed up between characters. The curves of every character is poetic and has many n…