Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Book Review: THE RUBY IYER DIARIES by Laxmi Hariharan

The Ruby Iyer Diaries
Laxmi Hariharan


Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this kindle book from the author via The Book Club in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.
The author has an excellent writing style that makes the scenes dance in front of the reader’s eyes. Her language is fluid and descriptions apt. The chapters are numbered in a strange fashion and it took a while for me to realize that it’s in the format of a diary exactly as the title suggests. The chapters actually denote the age at which she has written it down.

One can’t help feel sorry for the child the way the mother treats her. It affects the way Ruby grows up. The author has brought this to light perfectly.

I won’t call this a novel or even a novella. This book is an introduction to Ruby Iyer; and to the series of books that follow this. 

Now that I understand the meaning of Dystopian novels (yeah, I needed to Google the word as I haven’t heard it before), I don’t think I will read the series. I don’t want to enter a world of negativity, even if it’s imagined. There’s enough of it around us.  

The Blurb

The prequel to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer: This is a peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation.

The Series 

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Meet the Author

She had an awesome time launching TV channels for MTV and NBCUniveral (Syfy) around the world, when a near death experience convinced Laxmi Hariharan that she had to get writing. A one-time journalist with The Independent, she has since published fast paced action thrillers with a dash of romance and a touch of the fantastical such as the multi award winning The Ruby Iyer Series. Featured among the top five women in media in India Today, she also blogs for the Huffington Post, has written for The Guardian and has been featured in many publications including The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Telegraph and Verve. Married to a filmmaker and fellow author, her life often resembles a dramedy of errors film script. A Bombayite by birth, she lives in London, where she writes while listening to electronica and is an avid street art photographer. She is also the proud owner of a mononym Twitter handle @laxmi

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  1. Yeah Sundari, I can understand. I have stayed away from the genre for the same reason, but since I do own 1984 by George Orwell, I might give that one a go, and see how I handle it.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Shantala. all the best with 1984 :)