His Dark Materials is that series from Fantasy and Science Fiction which has the power to make a child fall in love with reading.
The “story” is just a hotchpotch of a few Bollywood movies set in a foreign country about characters that are very Indian but with foreign names.
The book is like a big basket of treats that tells us stories rooted in various themes ranging from little things in our daily lives that somehow end up being quite big.
Closet of Lies is a true thriller. The story has the power to hold the reader in one place with its suspense-packed plot. The first part of the book takes us through the life of a 28-year-old woman named Riddhi and a CBI inspector named Kabir brings forth the second part of the book to us.
In the process of reinventing herself by donning a different garb on every occasion, Fern starts to lose grip on the practical parts of life. Her business starts to make no sense and it’s the same with her long-distance relationship with Mick. This book tells quite an ordinary story wrapped in beautiful writing.
As the title suggests, all these people are either a circus folk or a village freak and these tales are about their extraordinary lives. I loved how the stories are short, specific and written in a poem format. It gives out a fresh appeal. Each tale stands out on its own and gives us more than what we expect.
Latching on to somewhere on her motorcycle, I traveled through a few more places in India such as Chandra Tal, Kashmir, Varkala, and Pondicherry. All the places I’m longing to visit already.
One of the reasons, this book is so loved is because of the characters that exist on the pages and out of them. One of the other reasons, this book is so loved because of the helplessness of everything in it.
The book in its entirety is a brilliant piece of work. I finally started understanding why the characters had the same names, why the book was written the way it was written. I kept reading it because of the way it made me feel. Bcuz I understood what it was like to stay in Macondo and to be one of the Buendias.
The author’s love for comic books gripped me even more tightly as I could relate to his fascination with heroes saving the world. But what made me read with awe is his tiny 12-year-old head calculating business plans. His passion was evident and had started to drive him right from a very young age.