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Friday, November 21, 2014

The Enemy by Lee Child: On The Cover


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I am a big Lee Child fan even though I've only read only two of his books before this one. But ever since I read the first one I realised his books have that unputdownable quality that I just can't miss out on. Right now I'm reading The Enemy by Lee Child. I'm more than halfway done and as expected its a real thriller set in the army world this time, as many of his works are. Take my word - read it....

For now, here's what's on the cover jacket...

Oh did I mention, on a recent chat with the author, I told him I've pictured him as Jack Reacher all the while I've been reading his books. There's something about that brooding look that makes him Jack Reacher for me. But the talented author simply went humble and modest and said he is too skinny to play Reacher in the movies!

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Lean, dynamic storytelling - New York Times

Jack Reacher is utterly irresistible - Observer

New Year's Day 1990

A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the general's wife.

 This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to a younger Reacher, in dogtags. A Reacher who still believes in the service. A Reacher who imposes army discipline. Even if only in his own pragmatic way.

 The thing about Lee Child's books is that you can't put the damn things down....there's something about his writing that's addictive. The Enemy is no exception...superb - Independent on Sunday

- Debolina Raja Gupta

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Poppyland by Raffaella Barker: Review


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The wonderful team at Bloomsbury India asked me if I would like to review some of author Raffaella Barker's work. When I said yes, they promptly sent me a set of 6 of her stunning books! You can check out all the other books I received HERE

So even before I started reading the books, I fell in love with the cover art. It's got such an amazing old world charm to it, like being nestled on a cozy porch and snuggling up with a book and coffee in your hand, looking out at the silent sky filled with clouds...I don't know how that sounds to you, or how I sound to you right now, but there is something so wonderful about the book covers that it instantly drew me to them.

This is the second book I read by the author, the first being Come and Tell Me Some Lies. You can read the entire review HERE

What I felt on reading both her books is the fact that her narrative is very warm and encompassing. There is something so cozy about her stories and her books that you want to get together with the characters and relate to them, understand them, hold on to them that little bit longer.