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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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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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Mythology based stories are the new trends for quite a while now. This book is the second installment from the “The Pataala Prophecy” series by the author. Why do I get the feel that this book is more about the other protagonist Maya than Arjun? Because her character alone is spoken at length and makes it quite rambunctious! The rest of the characters like Raman Kapoor, Vishwaraj and Shukra leaves theirs imprint and room for curiosities. The visual representation of tapovan was similar to Gandalf accompaniment with Frodo in “Lord of the rings”. This novel is surpassed with a hope that at least the third installment surprises me with thorough characterization coverage.

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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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This is a cobweb of stories narrated with a tight screenplay. At the start the characters of Daniel, Tim laid out like a biography, which slowly drags into the vacuum of another story line and so on. The part of Sergei character introducing the actual protagonist Irena Sertorian of a dystopian world in the middle portions of this novel is worth a standing ovation. The only place I felt a bit dragging were when Irena meet her replica Rosa and the details of the apparatus. In fact, it resembled like how the Cooper character gets discovered at the end of the Interstellar movie. Overall a story to check oneself in the shoes of Irena territory and her visions.

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This story is about a boy who loses his mother, dislikes his father for getting remarried and envious on the arrival of his new stepbrother. It starts as a regular drama which moves into a fantasy land and ends up inculcating the importance of various psychological phases of one’s life. It cannot be limited to a youth alone genres because it has some spookiness mood as well. I have found a great mirror of self analysis through this book and hope the same for everyone who does.

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I have read very few books in fantasy section not because I am displeased, but my focus on it makes it too striving. This book is so blessed by its empirical nature of morality and glitters value of life like a piece of cake. The story is about a daughter heading to find answers for her poverty state from an old man who is gifted to change fortunes. Along the journey she befriends a dragon, small boy and some more characters that teach lessons while her perception slowly reveal the reality of her misconceptions. This statement speaks concisely to what I feel -“Fortune was not a house full of gold and jade, but something much more. Something which already have and did not need to change”. Overall a satisfying read with lots of embedded stories on offer.

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