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The Devourers
The Devourers | Indra Das
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For readers of Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, China Mieville, and David Mitchell comes a striking debut novel by a storyteller of keen insight and captivating imagination. On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the mans unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the strangers behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins. From these documents spills the chronicle of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blood-deep and ages-old. The tale features a rough wanderer in seventeenth-century Mughal India who finds himself irrevocably drawn to a defiant womanand destined to be torn asunder by two clashing worlds. With every passing chapter of beauty and brutality, Aloks interest in the stranger grows and evolves into something darker and more urgent. Shifting dreamlike between present and past with intoxicating language, visceral action, compelling characters, and stark emotion, The Devourers offers a reading experience quite unlike any other novel. Advance praise for The Devourers A wholly original, primal tale of love, violence, and transformation . . . Ive never read anything quite like it.Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Red Rising Trilogy Astonishing . . . a narrative that takes possession of you and pulls you along in its wake.M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts Intense and thrilling . . . Indra Dass writing is powerful and precise.Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Red Mars From the Hardcover edition.
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vivastory
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From the description:
On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a #fullmoon as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story.
Still TBR, I've heard nothing but great things about this one. I'm getting slight Historian vibes from this one & as I predict I'll have a massive book hangover when I finish Kostova's book, I 👇

vivastory will definitely be checking this one out in the following few days. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft 1mo
StaceyKondla I loved this book! It‘s intense, violent, and graphic, but also full of substance. 1mo
Reggie I liked this one!!! It is very dramuh!!! But I really liked it. 1mo
vivastory @Reggie it's been on my TBR forever. It's been awhile since I've read a good werewolf story, looking forward to it 1mo
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TheLibrarian
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Day 1 - #7days7covers #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @TamTracy

You should play along @Bookzombie

readordierachel Love this one! 2mo
Nute Wow! 2mo
emmaturi Very nice! 2mo
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Velvetfur That's SUCH a gorgeous cover 😊 2mo
batsy Lovely! 2mo
Soubhiville I love this one too! 2mo
TheLibrarian I adore this cover!!! Purchased the book because of it. 2mo
Nute I would purchase this book just for the cover art! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 💗🖤 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Cool cover! 4mo
Lisaw13 Loved this book! 4mo
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Lisaw13
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This book is on sale and is so good!! Recommend

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Thanks for the heads up @TheLibrarian
I snagged this #Kindledailydeal.
It sounds very interesting.

TheLibrarian You‘re welcome!! Hope you like it. 7mo
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TheLibrarian
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#kindledeal on this beautiful looking book!! I totally bought this based on the cover a while ago but have heard good things about it.

Mandigolightly Oh it was a beautiful book. I loved it so much 7mo
ShyBookOwl Great art! Sounds intriguing... buy now with one click? Sure, why not 🤷🏽‍♀️😂 7mo
TheLibrarian @Mandigolightly That‘s great to hear!! @ShyBookOwl 🤣 7mo
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Psyche! Out of nowhere Squidapus read The Devourers and holy crap it was incredible! The tale of a man in India who meets a stranger that envelops him in ancient tales of mythical werewolves. But it's so much more. Beyond a fascinating story with wonderful prose it also tackles themes of misogyny within Indian and the world at large and ideas of gender and sexuality. The characters are so full and developed, even the worst of them. Read this book!

TheLibrarian I bought this based off the cover a while ago. Apparently I need to move it up on my tbr pile 7mo
Squidapus @TheLibrarian Full trigger warning, this book contains rape (not super explicit but still heavily talked about) as well as graphic gore and sex, which I believe is handled and explored pretty fantastically, but can still be upsetting to read about. 7mo
AiBBot I want to copy/paste your trigger warning to my review as well. Well stated. 7mo
StaceyKondla Loved this book!! So weird and so well written 🖤 7mo
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AiBBot
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If you did not enjoy reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, do not read this book. If you want a erotic story based in India about shapeshifters devouring souls of humans while dealing with the power of change from struggling with desire vs possession vs love, read this book. If you are interested in a Highlander/Princess Mononoke/Muslim/Hindu/history professor/monster mash up, read this book.

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allureofbeauty
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A few recent findings from the Dollar Tree 🖤
The Devourers was a pure cover buy.

#dollartree #haul #books #bookhaul #memoir #fiction #ya #youngadult #coverbuy

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StaceyKondla
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1. The Devourers by Indra Das has an awesome cover 2. Working at the bookstore and then attending a literary burlesque show (?!)
3. Red.
4. Probably still Stacey - works for any gender 😊
5. Thanks for the tag @bookseller_cate - Anyone reading this far can consider themselves tagged - now I‘m off to ❤️ a bunch of posts

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TheLibrarian
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1. The tagged book I bought solely based on the cover but it sounds good too.
2. Neither? I don‘t really celebrate Valentine‘s Day unless my husband will buy me books 😂
3. Hot pink
4. I still would have been Carrie (maybe spelled differently?)
5. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

#friyayintro

DGRachel I bought that book strictly based on the cover, too! But then I got home, read reviews, and abruptly changed my mind and took it back to the bookstore. 😱 9mo
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bookwrm526
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Mehso-so

I read this as my epistolary novel for the #ReadHarder challenge @bookriot . The story was incredible, and the writing was evocative, but unfortunately what it was most commonly evoking was bodily fluids and functions...which makes me very uncomfortable.

BookishMarginalia Cute pic! 10mo
bookwrm526 @BookishMarginalia that‘s my buddy Tess, I get to dog-sit her a lot :) 10mo
Reggie I liked this one. All those wolves were so dramatic it was almost like a soap opera. I love her. But I love you. Lol 10mo
bookwrm526 @Reggie I did really like the story, the so-so rating is just because I‘m a bit squeamish and the bodily functions (all that piss!) got to me after a while (edited) 10mo
Gennic Pupper needs belly rubs! 10mo
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Mandigolightly
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Reggie I loved this crazy book. 1y
Mandigolightly @Reggie it was so good! And the writing was amaaaazing 1y
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Eggbeater
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1. The Devourers

By

2. Indra Das

(Most realistic werewolf book I've ever read. I highly recommend it. Warning, very graphic.)

3. Dexter

4. Dr. Pepper

I had trouble thinking of foods beginning with D!

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Dexter is a great one! 1y
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Mandigolightly
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Day 3 of the 10-Books-That-Changed-Me challenge is Indra Das‘ The Devourers

I nominate MommyWantsToReadHerBook to play along. For 10 days, post the cover of a book that changed you, without context

Litsy isn‘t letting me tag rn, so watch the comments 😐

Mandigolightly @MommyWantsToReadHerBook sorry, it‘s being weird and won‘t let me actually tag. 😬 1y
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parasolofdoom
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#bookmail from My Sci Fi Club subscription

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xicanti
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Here's another summery Murchie photo for your Tuesday morning. #murchieplusbooks

TricksyTails Murchie makes my heart so happy. 😘🐶♥️ 2y
xicanti @TricksyTails mine, too. I miss the little squirt every single day. 2y
TricksyTails 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
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Eggbeater
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This is an epic shapeshifter story! It defies description, it is so good. This is exactly how shapeshifters would be: mystical, magical, bloody, and raw and real at the same time. I eagerly await more from this author.

MidnightBookGirl I need to make time for this book. The cover alone is worth my time! 2y
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Reggie
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Everyone BUT the #shesgotclaws. A tale of shapeshifter/werewolf men. One of them sees a woman and despite her indifference says he is in love with her. He is of a pack of 3 and jealousies and all other human follies befall the godly group as the paramour goes out of his way to prove his love. Meanwhile, this whole story which is written on a scroll of human flesh is being told to a human outside a party. I really liked this book. Happy #NuYear

DivineDiana Written on a scroll of human flesh?!? 😬 2y
Reggie @DivineDiana yes!!! lol, it‘s good. 2y
Cinfhen Of course you liked this book😉😘 2y
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Reggie @Cinfhen you know it. 😆 2y
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 I haven‘t read this though 😁 2y
Reggie I liked it. It‘s very earthy. Very dramatic, and by the end, I didn‘t want it to be over. @TrishB 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I enjoyed this too. There were a few slow humps for me that I had to push through - but overall was pretty impressed! 👍 2y
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BiblioNyan
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A few books I received as presents this holiday season from Sir Betrothed! ❤️❤️

#thedevourers #nekogahara #revolutionarygirlutena #manga #shonen #diversebooks #litsygram

Serotonin Nice 👍 2y
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Nutmegnc
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Great kindle deals

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TheLibrarian
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#ebookdeal I haven‘t read it yet but I am obsessed with the cover.

2BR02B Yaaass! I bought this from book outlet a few months ago because DAT COVER. 😍 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I liked this one! It's very dark and pretty violent. I adored the way it was written. It's a slow burn and the reading of it felt...heavy and important? At least to me. And yeah,that cover is 😍 2y
Lisaw13 I ❤️ this book!!!! 2y
TheLibrarian @GrilledCheeseSamurai @Lisaw13 Apparently I need to move this up on my tbr list! 2y
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Kryckett
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Beautiful and violent and bizarre.

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Kryckett
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Traveling to Buffalo for work this weekend. Plenty of time to make some headway on my Kindle and Audible current reads. And the Army-Navy game! #GoNavyBeatArmy

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Grrlbrarian
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Horror and fantasy enmesh in this savage novel of shapeshifters who prey on humans and sometimes, though it‘s forbidden, become entranced with them. A dark and literally visceral tale that reveals a different world where survival depends on the poetry of blood and bone. Unforgettable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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emiliewaugh
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Current read. #werewolf #half

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HatefulGrablin
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This is one of those weird books that took me forever to get through even though I really liked it. I love werewolves (even though they're not really werewolves), and it was really refreshing to have a setting outside of Europe.

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AmandaL
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This was a really intriguing take on shape shifter mythology, written in a similar vein to Interview With a Vampire, taking place in both modern and ancient India. I love this cover. #SouthAsianWriters #anditsaugust

[DELETED] 3803335244 I love the cover! 2y
AmandaL @ForeverNerdy It is gorgeous! 2y
TheLibrarian I have yet to read this but bought it because of the cover. 2y
AmandaL @TheLibrarian I can understand why! I sort of regret that I borrowed this book from the library. 2y
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lyssamez
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Interesting premise. Creepy, which I love. Rather graphically violent at times.

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teebe
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20 days later... a birthday #bookhaul ! 🎉 Or part of it, there's still others coming.

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
LaraReads Very nice! 😍📚 2y
AshOldfield Ooooh Anne of the Island 😍 2y
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @TheWordJar EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊 (thank you it's perfect) EEEEEEEEEE!!! (you're stalking game is on point!!)
#summersecretsanta #summersolsticebookexchange @BookishMarginalia

Shvonne I loved the Devourers. It's so Dark and weird. 2y
TheWordJar Yay!!! I'm so glad you like everything! I had such fun shopping for you! Happy Summer Solstice!!! ☀️📚🎉 2y
vivastory Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading is great 2y
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vivastory Also, The Devourers sounds fantastic 2y
bitterbear @TheWordJar my roommate asked me if I knew you in real life 😂😂😂👌👌👌👌 2y
bitterbear @TheWordJar I really appreciate it.. Thank you. 😘😘 2y
bitterbear @vivastory It's all stuff I wanted to read!!! I'm super excited. 😊😊 2y
bitterbear @Shvonne I'm in to dark and weird... 😍😍 can't wait to check it out. 2y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
TheWordJar I love it!! Maybe my stalking skills are better than I thought! 😂Or maybe it was so easy because I wanted just about everything I got for you! It was sooo hard not to tear into S! Happy you're enjoying the package! 2y
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I love this quote. Once upon a time, I was a history major. And despite not working in that field, I still love it.

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JSW
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The writing is stunning and the language beautiful, but this is giving me nightmares. It's too dark for me. Sadly I must bail.

slategreyskies I‘m really glad you wrote this. I‘ve been on the fence about reading this book. It sounds fascinating, but I tend to get nightmares from scary/violent stories. I think I‘ll pass on this one. 2y
JSW @slategreyskies I‘m glad it helped! 2y
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kammartinez
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Full review here: http://wp.me/p21txV-Ab

Trigger warnings for violence and rape in this novel. If you can get past that though, you'll be in for a gorgeous and very, very dark fairytale about the power of stories and storytellers, and about change and transformation.

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A giddy, riotous, fever dream of a book. I love when you find the moment in a debut novel when you see the author hit his stride.

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Redjewel_7734
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#marchintoreading this book choice was initially all about the cover...& the book did not disappoint! #judgedbyitscover

Donna_sBookMinute Quite an alluring cover. 3y
AmandaL Yes! The cover is gorgeous, and the story is the kind that you wake up thinking about. 3y
Redjewel_7734 @Donna_sBookMinute it definitely drew me in ☺ @AmandaL It definitely is such an original take, & the storytelling in it is soooo hypnotic 3y
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kammartinez
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I'm not usually into werewolf stories, but this one seems intriguing. Plus that cover is absolutely gorgeous, even in black-and-white (looks much better in color though) XD.

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Icefireski
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I am about 50 pages in and I am still not into the book. I don't have the desire to pick it up and read it. Should I keep going?

Dogearedcopy I say DNF it and move on! 3y
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TheLibrarian
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Saw this book in the store and had to get it because of its pretty cover; I'm obsessed with it. #riotgrams #somethingpretty

bitterbear Have you read it? 3y
TheLibrarian @bitterbear Not yet but it's high on #tbr list! 3y
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Reggie
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This book reminded me of being in 9th grade mythology class and hearing Mrs. Gunderson tell us that for all their powers and abilities the Gods were prone to the follies of being human. Talk about Drah-muh!!! There is a telling of shape shifter-werewolf histories in this book that rivals a lot of soap operas. However, by the end it had settled down, and when it did end, I felt a longing for it not to be over. Great book.

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Reggie
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1/3 of the way in, really liking it. But sometimes... I don't know if it's my cynical self showing up but if i go outside a party to smoke and some guy comes up to me and says he's half werewolf, I'd probably think " gotta go, there's some bad drugs at this party." I can get behind zombie apocalypses and clone murder mysteries but the half werewolf guy introducing himself to a stranger, that's where I draw the line!! Lol Just gotta take that leap.

Cinfhen 😂 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat This one is so weird. I agree with you. I'd leave asap if someone was claiming they're half werewolf. That's nice, I gotta go. 3y
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Bibliosa
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Beautiful words for such savagery. Clear your schedule when you pick this one up because it weaves a powerful spell. Definitely an author to watch out for.

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Bibliosa
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"Let me finish just finish this chapter before bed" I said. Three hours later, and I'm forcing myself to put this down because work in the morning. #sogood #fantasy

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RealLifeReading
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Fried rice isn't the right meal to go with this dark sinewy read. It needs something meaty. It took me a while to get into this strange read of shapeshifters in India - a professor transcribing a chronicle of shapeshifters in Mughal India - but in the end I was sucked into this story of a human woman and a werewolf-like man. A bold, inventive and seductive tale.

ninjypants this looks great! 3y
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Bailedbailed

I got as far as page 121. Indra Das's prose is admirable; the dialogue less so. A promising start with some great ideas not coming together for me. A bit odious for my taste. #DNF #goodbyeandgoodriddance

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Picked this up at the library today. Looking forward to digging in.