Book Review: The Many lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan
*Publisher: Read out loud publishing *ISBN: 978-81-921448-1-8 *Publication Year: Nov 2014 *No of Pages: 289 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 249 *Rating: 4/5
It’s an action packed, page turner novel. Very interesting, fast paced thriller with lots of twist and turns. The story started gripping from the very first page. Characters buildup is superb, equal importance is given to each and every character. The description of Mumbai and their commuters is very well portrayed by the author. Many times it seems you are watching a Hollywood movie.
This is the story of every human soul living in Metro city, everyone doing odd jobs for survival. The story is written in such a manner that you get desperate to know further, suspense in every page. Also author has perfectly displayed the true face of Mumbai, its overcrowded trains, pollution, and poverty, its high society etc is very well portrayed by the author. I highly recommend this for fantasy lovers.
A girl desperate to rescue her best friend. A cop willing to do anything to save the city he serves. A delusional doctor bent on annihilation.
When Ruby Iyer’s best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr Kamini Braganza, she will do anything to rescue him. Anything, including taking the help of Vikram Roy, a mysterious cop-turned-rouge on a mission to save Bombay. The city needs all the help it can get, and these two are the only thing standing between its total destruction by Dr Braganza’s teen army. As Bombay falls apart around them, will Ruby be able to save her friend and the city? Will she finally discover her place in a city where she has never managed to fit in? and what about her growing feelings for Vikram?
A near life incident told Laxmi Hariharan to write. She never stopped.
Laxmi has been a journalist with The Independent and a global marketer with MTV and NBCUniversal. She is the author of the kindle bestselling, epic fantasy The Destiny of Shaitan (Bombay Chronicles, 1) and blogs for the Huffington Post among others.
London is where she creates. Bombay is what fires her imagination.