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The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka – Review

“The Rice Mother” by Rani Manicka is a Malaysian family saga depicting life in Malaysia through the eyes of 4 generations, spanning a period of 85 years. At fourteen, Lakshmi, the central character of the book, as well as the one the title refers to,leaves behind her care-free childhood spent amongst mango trees in Ceylon in order to marry a mature man in Malaysia. This naive young girl is forced to face all the harships life has in store for her from this moment onwards. Tricked into believing that her new husband is rich she soon finds herself struggling to make ends meet and support a family with a man...

the JAPANESE LOVER by Rani Manicka – Review

A breahtaking story set in Malaysia. Parvathi, the main female character, leaves her native Ceylon for Malaysia in order to marry a rich businessman as part of an arranged marriage. But her father has cheated, providing her future husband with another woman’s photograph, so when finally face to face, Kasu Marimuthu is angry and threatens with sending her back to her family in disgrace. Slowly though, husband and wife get used to one another and the naive girl becomes a sophisticated mistress of the luxurious, misterious, mystical  and out of this world place – Adari – ‘Remember I told you that you have arrived on one of earth’s few power...

From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

!! Note: The featured image above my post is a drawing by Eduardo Soares called Books and Flowers. You can find him and his art by clicking on the following links: Eduardo Soares – Deviant Art, Eduardo Soares – Blog and Eduardo Soares – Facebook. Although I later found out that this book was published in 2000, “From the Corner of His Eye” by Dean Koontz is the last book I read in January-February. I bought it from a mall in Cairo, Egypt. It wasn’t new, most likely not even second or third hand. This book had passed through many hands and had been read by many people. It was one of the 3-4...