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Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal
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Aug 07, 2010

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Read in June, 2010

I wasn't as astounded by this book as some of the cover blurbs were, but I did enjoy it. The ghost story was not as central as I expected, but the stories of the other characters were more interesting anyway. The book's best moments are those where it explores themes common to all times and places - children rebelling against parents, young love, revenge, shame, acceptance, and seeking love. The descriptions are well done. I could nearly feel the oppressive heat and then the pouring rain of the monsoons. I would have liked the fantastical elements to tie in better with the more realistic elements so it didn't feel so much like a plot device, but it was a good story and one I would recommend.
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