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Magic Square- Review

Magic Square is the debut work of Salini Vineeth.  It's not the story of highfliers but lazy bones or daydreamers or those thrown off the ambitious life trajectory in unforeseen circumstances, however, their stories inspired one another.  Author:  Salini Vineeth Type: Novella Genre: Fiction Amudha has ended up a Ph. D scholar not out a research enthusiasm, an ignored middle child bear no weight of family expectations, Dheeraj is another scholar in the same boat for six years, eldest in a family, planning to sniff out something immoral from the supervisor prof. Murthy's past to blackmail him to get his degree.  There develops a kind of chemistry between them like two crabs joining claws to crawl out of grotesque depths. A joint mathematical escaped they worked out sets Amudha out on a mystery expedition she moved to territories unknown. She meets L.V. Sreenivasan the intriguing hero who gave it the best shot of his life story together with a great piece of practical advice that

Review for Exit West; by Mohsin Hamid

A book review of the novel, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid ,  shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker price. Exit West: ISBN:  0735212171  (ISBN13:  9780735212176 ) No of Pages: 231.  Exit West is the love story of Nadia and Saeed, but not the usual type, happening in a nameless country. Nadia is individualistic and brave and had moved out of her home before she met Saeed.  Saeed is homely and lives with his parents. Both are from the conservative family set up. They meet at Nadia's flat, where one day she initiates sex, but Saeed discourages her. He believes in having sex only after marriage, his parents had fallen in love but had sex only after they got married. Tradition beckons him.  Nadia and Saeed made plans to get married one day; Nadia isn't ready for that now.  Unfortunately, things get out of control as the militants began taking hold of their native place.  They showered bombs from helicopters killed many including Saeed's mother.   A migrant population spread into their

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