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Guest review: Genkaku Picasso

15 February 2016
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Writeside.net is happy to present its first graphic novel review: Genkaku Picasso by Usamaru Furuya. This is a guest review by Shweta Vachani.

Genkaku Picasso is a manga, about two friends, Picasso and Chiaki. Picasso—or Hikari Hamura, to give him his full name—is an artist. After he and his friend are in a terrible accident, Picasso must use his gift to help people around him. Can a sketchbook and a 2B pencil save lives?

Read the full review here.

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Review: Vikram and the Vampire

8 February 2016
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Remember the Vikram and Betal stories from back when you were a kid? If you grew up in India, the chances are you’ve heard time at some point or the other. I first heard them from my grandparents, but my most enduring memory of these stories is Sunday-afternoon TV series Vikram aur Betal. I was nine years old and can clearly remember watching the stories keenly, waiting for the Betal’s question at the end. They were all tricky, moral problems, but King Vikram always had the answer, which meant the Betal was free to fly back to his tree, screeching in glee.

Thus, it was with some interest that I approached Natasha Sharma’s Vikram and the Vampire, a new, humorous retelling of the stories for under-10s. The book is accompanied by some hilarious illustrations by Priya Kuriyan. My full review is at Goodreads.in.

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Review: Not Dead Enough

14 January 2016
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The year of reviews might be over, but (one hopes) the reviews will keep coming anyway. To start off the year, here’s Peter James’ third book in his Chief Inspector Grace series: Not Dead Enough.

It seems that Brian Bishiop, a successful businessman, has pulled off the impossible feat of being in two places at one time. His glamorous socialite wife has been found dead and he is at the top of the list of suspects. However, at the time of the murder, he was about 60 miles away, having dinner with a respectable member of society. DCI Grace and his team are baffled.

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