A. R. Yogananda

"Adarsh Rangaswamy"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (88 of 97)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 206,730 - Total Helpful Votes: 88 of 97
The Red Wrath: A Journey Between Two Destinies by Hatef Mokhtar
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read..., 4 Feb 2013
The fleeting magic of childhood, restrictions that are placed in Afghan society to create a barrier between a boy and a girl, how both genders are prohibited to meet each other before they attain puberty - these are just some of the vivid colours that make The Red Wrath by Hatef Mokhtar an absorbing read. Here is a book excerpt: A boy getting close to a girl, something very natural in adolescence, when infancy and innocence give way to the desire and longing to belong, was considered a sin in their society. Basic human nature was bound and gagged by the strictures of societal customs and traditions.

The descriptions of why children, especially girls are married off at a young… Read more
The Blackhouse: Book One of the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May
I found the book to be well articulated particularly on lives of people in Lewis and also on the great yearly sail for the Guga hunt. It is an absolute page turner and keeps you hooked. Would have deserved a five star except for the climax. No spoilers here. All in all a great read.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilog&hellip by Stieg Larsson
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A ordinary story with some ordinary, ill-defined characters, unless Steig's intention was to unveil the title character in his later works (The 2nd & 3rd Volumes). I haven't really read the continuing series, so can't really comment if that's the case.

My major concerns about the book are none of the characters fully stand up. Although, the book is titled 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', it never really is her story. Neither is she fully important to the story. She works as an accomplice. Then there is the Wennerstrom character, which completely failed me on all counts. The characters on the Hedeby Island, as well as other characters which are important to keep the suspense in… Read more

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