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Bend Your Knees & Do Your Best

Vera

That's a four and a half from me. I am intrigued by Kalyani and the plot. How long is the novel, exactly? I see 170 pages here in this tiny page format but how many Word pages do you have in all? Good pace, though I found myself distracted during the longish asides--the Viji story, the furniture buying, for example-- that don't connect with the main story, though I suppose they add to building the protagonist's character. I just felt those bits were too long and took away from the pace of the narrative. I was also confused by what seem like random capitalisations here and there, and the 'Him' reminded me of Rekha during her Amitabh days. But those are minor quibbles. I definitely want to know where it is all going, I love the setting and the tour of the IT corporate world...it's not familiar to me but I find myself thoroughly enjoying the inside view. The writing is solid and strong and that's a huge, huge plus for me :)

May 09 '15
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Kalyani

Thank you very much Vera! There are 280 odd word pages in all, of which only 45 are currently visible. So yes, what you are reading now is the first forty years of Kalyani's life compressed into 40 odd pages, to lay the foundation for what's to come. I am ware that this might be a pretty long drawn out affair for some of us, and am hoping that the humour and other aspects make the ride a long, but enjoyable one. As for He / Him - these are references to good old God though some might think Amitabh and He are one and the same :). I will definitely revisit other capitalisations though ...

May 09 '15
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