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Book reviews by SS Kuruganti – full of random observations, squee, some snark, and fanfic recommendations. Enjoy!

If you want me to review your book/product, please read the review policy first, and then drop me a line here.

There are many books yet to be reviewed, you can find a rating for them below. If you want a more informal sort of review before buying any one of these books (i.e, whether I’d recommend any of them) you can comment and I’ll be glad to answer.

[Rated from 5* to 1*]

The Scarlet Chair—2.5* Blood+ —3.75* Guards! Guards!—3.5*
Eternal Sabbath—3* Onani Master Kurosawa—3* Making Money—4*
Mars/The Legend of Mars—4.5* Heptagon—3* The Gemini Contenders-2.5*
The Taking—2.5* Cm0—3.5* December Boys-2*
Strange Highways—3* Feet of Clay—3.5* The Naked Sun-2.75*
Tokyo Crazy Paradise—3* Mekakushi no Kuni—4* Buy Jupiter and Other Stories-3.5*
Night of the Beasts—3.5* Inuyasha—4* The Eyes of Heisenberg-2*
Hana no Namae—3* Akuma De Sourou—3.75* The Motorcycle Diaries-2.75*
Seishun Survival—2.75* Basara—4.75* Next-2.5*
WA! —3* Can’t Lose You—3* It—3*
Memory Eaters—2.75* You’re So Cool—3* Cold Fire—2.5*
Anatolia Story—2.75* 100% Perfect Girl—4* The Door to December—2.75*
Barairo, My Honey—3* Thud!—4.5* Tick Tock—3.75*
Gekka no Kimi—3* Kanata Kara—4.75* The Face of Fear—2*
Hideaway—2* Dreamcatcher—2.5* The Alchemist–3*
Firestarter—2* From a Buick 8—2.5* The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents–3*
Nightmares and Dreamscapes—2* Going Postal-4* Small Gods–4*
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon—2* To Kill a Mockingbird–4* Life Expectancy–2*
The Uncanny–4* The Fifth Elephant–2.5* The Bourne Legacy–4*


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Lucifer's Lungi: Review

Lucifer’s Lungi

is the story of Nitin Sawant, software entrepreneur based in Chennai, and his weekly jaunts into the countryside of Tamil Nadu. The book is the tale of one such weekend adventure, when he...Read More »

Ramayana Game of Life - Rise of the Sun Prince : Review

– A retelling in modern English for those people who’ve always wanted to read the original version of the Ramayaan, but didn’t know Sanskrit.

The book

is essentially about Rama, first son of Dasaratha, king of Ayodhya. It...Read More »

Business Sutra: review

The book

uses stories and symbols from Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and traditional mythology to illustrate the author’s philosophies on management, Indian style. At the heart of the book is the premise that if we...Read More »

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: Review

Rating: 2*
One line review: Another muddling novel featuring the reappearance of The Family, the Islamic terrorist group out to attack USA.

The book

is about Alex Cross, called to stop a church robber on Christmas Eve. Just after he...Read More »

Kill Alex Cross: Review

Rating: 2*
One line review: A boring book that splits our focus between two sub plots – and I could only care about  one of them.

The book

is about Alex Cross, a detective in the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington. As...Read More »


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