Book Review: The Cleft by Doris Lessing

Book: The Cleft

Author: Doris Lessing

Publisher: Harper Collins

I have never left a book unfinished. But, for the first time I did. This book review will hence happen with me not having finished reading it. In fact, I will never try and read it again. What is amazing, and amusing, is that this book won the Nobel Prize! If anyone has read this book then please share your thoughts here.

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Book Review: Sita’s Sister by Kavita Kane

Sita's Sister Kavita Kane

Book: Sita’s Sister

Author: Kavita Kane

Publisher: Rupa Publications Private Limited

Genre: ‘Epic’ Mythological Romance

In One Line:  The untold love between Urmila and Lakshman – revealed!

Note: When the story is based the Ramayana, it is difficult to do a book review in the traditional format. After all, I can’t really be commenting on ‘plot setting’ and judging if Mithila and Ayodhya have been amply described or not! Not much can be said about ‘characterisation’ either because that has already been done eons ago. 

What Kavita does in this book is to use her artistic license to create a picture about a character who has often been overlooked. So, most of my comment for this review would hover around her style and consequently questions that one asks once the read is over. 

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