Search Results: "Rajesh Parameswaran"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"An inventive, impressive and witty book."
A debut story collection from Parameswaran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Deeply disturbing but also moving; will haunt readers long after the last page."
Talwar's novel set in modern-day Afghanistan takes a volatile topic—a jihadist preparing to attack a guesthouse in Kabul—and explores the characters involved with empathy and insight. Read full book review >

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AN AFGHAN WINTER by Rajesh Talwar
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An intelligent thriller, perfect for readers who wish to immerse themselves in an exotic, dangerous land."
Talwar's thought-provoking mystery is set against the backdrop of war-torn Afghanistan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GANESHA by Sourav Dutta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A chortle-worthy, if sketchy, continuation of Ganesha: The Wonder Years (2015). (sticker sheet) (Graphic folk tale. 5-8)"
The elephant-headed—and, here, -bodied—Hindu god throws his considerable weight around in this lunar pourquoi tale. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA by Kieron Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"This spiritual leader-as-superhero take is a middle-of-the-road retelling of the inception of the Middle Way. (Graphic biography. 14-18)"
In the city of Kapilavastu, seat of power for the Shakya clan, the queen has a dream that presages the birth of her child, destined to be a great holy man or a great king. Read full book review >

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RAVANA AND THE MAGIC STONE by Sourav Dutta
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A bland rendition, without much sense of the popular story's usual course or cultural milieu. (Graphic folk tale. 5-8.)"
In this reworked folk tale, clever Ganesha disguises himself as a shepherd boy to keep an evil king from becoming even more dangerously powerful.Read full book review >

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KRISHNA by Shweta Taneja
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Quick glimpses of one of the world's oldest and most dramatic stories, with at least hints of its religious and moral underpinnings. (Graphic epic. 12-15)"
An episodic but nimbly paced life of Vishnu's blue-skinned incarnation, presented in high-action panels only occasionally showing explicit gore or violence, despite the high body count. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2010

"Given these flaws and comparing it to the development and sophistication of many of the graphic novels currently available, this feels like an amateurish work in desperate need of refinement. (Graphic classic. 9-12)"
This too-ambitious graphic adaptation of the beloved childhood tale falls extremely short of the mark. Read full book review >

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GANESHA by Sourav Dutta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Whether newbies to Indian mythology or longtime Amar Chitra Katha aficionados, readers are sure to be entertained by these fresh interpretations of ancient Indian tales. (Graphic novel. 5-8)"
Lovably mischievous Ganesha figures out how to win a race and get his belly full of yummy rice in modern interpretations of two favorite Indian stories about the childhood of the elephant-headed god. Read full book review >