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Well, it is a relief to find an assuring story about aspects of social norms in the aristocratic universe. The explanations are defined with acuity and the nuance supporting the life of an upper middle class family is captivating and mindful. I was worried to get into the usual class indifference perhaps relieved by the contradictory happenings. Moreover the relationships of Ellen and Archer is presented in less lustful details with subtle proceeding which is commendable and unforeseen. This further demonstrates how romanticism can be looked upon which unfortunately isn’t the case in today’s modern society. When I started to read was expecting the sentimental elements leading towards the sad ending thankfully that’s not how it travels. By this you all must wondered the summary of this book? In bribing to pick this book as the next read and also gives me a healthy perspective of what you all think of it. I will reserve this spot especially for your views.

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I have read a few of graphical books in the past but this is the first time to explore on science fiction end. The Utopian world of ozone effects are illustrated with hilarious names, the background nuances are projected with firm acuity. A story of a newly arrived couple in the Utopian world and its harsh climate is captured to deliver the intended message of global warming. Writings such as “Ain’t no city like generosity” and “Shit house” ad board on the camper muses the story development. Thought seeding and recommended read. Let me know what do you think.

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A story of childhood hobby turned into a professional career and the outcome of such a decision is illustrated with easy relatable sketches. I am under the graphics novella spell and today’s pick was aptly chosen for its title alone nothing else mattered at that moment. If you ask me if it’s worth it, then yes, it did with big heart. The life of the cartoonist is represented as natural as possible to share the everyday turmoils and highlights the crippling impact that could fathom on the self portrait. The main character’s despondent efforts to connect with other people alarms the reason for such solidarity confinement. My expression lacks to convey the true meaning that one might attain from this book perhaps better to leave the room for competent and deserved readers.

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Oscar Wilde’s quotes of various books are encapsulated onto a single book that gives us an easy read of his witty works under one roof. Every quote has layers of generosity, artistic endeavors, voids and inspiring grace to pique the reader’s interest. The different topics are nicely rooted with poetic thoughts favoring humorous views and justifies why his works are highly regarded by people of every age. And today had the opportunity to discover about Oscar Wilde, but shame not to have read his works, anyways, this review paves to scout and serves this purpose at the earliest. There are many quotes referenced, but this one strikes the chord – “There is always more books than brains in an aristocracy”. Well, What are your views on Oscar Wilde thoughts? If you have any drop in the comments happy to reflect.

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With the sense of anticipation created by the quality of author’s previous works, The title made me to sneak into this book and got sucked into Haruki’s fantasy world with a minimum characters to keep it light and lively. This story is about a boy who ends up in a nightmarish library where hidden rooms appear to be a labyrinth sorts with spooky environment. Here comes the few characters such as the sheep man, a mysterious girl and a starling pet to accommodate the required foundation for the story construction. How the boy escape is presented with dark humor and that’s how I visualize it. Being a short story adds up to complete the reading goals that one may have or signed up for. So nothing to complain about and hence recommend this book for the coffee table reads for its size alone.

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No wonder this author’s books are compelling, intriguing and captivating since its inception state. His criminal psychology background is evident and provides the required detailing of crime props, surroundings and as well as the set ups. The writing format was effortless and the chilling effect is over the roof which is also a reason to be a top notch thriller. With the pace this fast provokes to complete on a single seating. What happens when a killer executes a crime sending waves of shock to those who witness it and cops ending up nowhere in terms of nabbing the perpetrator. If this stirs your curiosity, then grab it to know the answers.

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It was long ago that I had done bicycling and that too was during my teenage years. But now it’s a different ball game with the medical complexity, yet wanted to give a try on biking so here I am reading this amazing book about it which led me to explore first cycling event where one can test their true ability, strength and thrive. Finally have achieved something to give me a hope that age is just a number as many say. Inspiring take on 45 different places, routes, maps with ample of tips about cycling basics, safety and trip planning, also hints about connectivity between public transit services. What else needed, felt like travelling along with the cycling explanations. Highly recommended read.

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This book explains the true meaning of an actual companionship. How a wanderer finds the solace in a street cat is the nutshell of this story. It sounds more like a memoir of the author than a series of events surrounding the cat. This story is so provocative and may influence to adopt a pet sooner..

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I am reading this author’s book from the “Mahabharata series” apparently this one is no different. The author knows how to keep the narrative engaging by adapting the characters from the Hindu mythology.

There is a huge resemblance between this story and Harry Potter series. For instance, Gurukul is a replica of Hogwarts school and the groups in it such as sadhs, nagas, sangha and asuras are like mud blood, half blood, order of the phoenix and death eaters! Although the story enacted differently, most of it settles in the similar trends. Amusingly, I find it entertaining for adapting the Indian historical facts. As a first installment this book invokes the interest and provokes for the second offerings!

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The only graphical stories have read were tinkle series, Debbie Tung’s and now Sarah’s world of illustrations. This third installment talk about the growing internet trolls against the creative people. As a small time jewel designer it is so painstaking to present the work and embrace the critique. Moreover, the amount of time spent on online publishing squeeze in, on top reading of uninvited glitches pierce the faintest heart. Just imagine the outbursts of the current creative artists and their sufferings are unspoken off! Sarah does a fine job of revealing the shades buried underneath and pat on myself as a contributor of such demanding work.

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