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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…