Stories By 'Richa Bhattarai'
Wilkie Collins. Edgar Ellen Poe. Agatha Christie. Stephen King. Eight days, a thousand different combinations of experiences, and one mystery to solve.
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This is a pure book. It is the only way to describe it. It’s a novel that turns you into a child with its innocence, and untouched, naïve mannerisms.
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Vietnamese-American entrepreneur Co Nga is searching for a bride for her reluctant son, Khai Diep. After interviewing and rejecting a dozen impeccable beauties in Ho Chi Minh city, she chances upon Tran Ngoc My, cleaning toilets at a hotel.
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Pro tip: This novel is best read with sad, sentimental music wafting out of the stereo. This will bring out true pathos, and create a ready path for all your traumatic memories to come tumbling out. In that regard, Dark Circles, the debut of author Udayan Mukherjee, is synonymous with a feeling of eternal sadness and doom, the cause of which you cannot identify.
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A failing, disgruntled, middle-aged writer travels the world to forget his beloved, and finds love again where he least expects it. Nothing unique about the concept.
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“Doab Dil brings together drawings and text like two converging rivers,” claims the book’s introductory remark. It informs us, in a poetic, dreamy style, that “The fertile tract of land lying between two confluent rivers is called a doab (Persian do ab, two rivers).”
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