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A Storm of Swords
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A Fine Balance
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Shayantani Das and 35 other people liked Rakhi Dalal's review of Beloved:
Beloved by Toni Morrison
" The clear blue sky above, the richness of life around, stretching from the vivid colors in the nature to the exquisiteness that material life offers. The soft milky ambrosia not once maligned by the sweat of forced labor, the promise of a day to m... " Read more of this review »
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On the Jellicoe Road
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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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How is it, that I am capable of empathizing with war victims, citizens from dystopian worlds, religious Jews, animated characters, speaking tress, even Serial Killers! (Dexter dearest); but when it’s non-Indian teenagers and their issues, my mind sto...more
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Betty  Smith
“A person who pulls himself up from a low environment via the boot-strap route has two choices. Having risen above his environment, he can forget it; or, he can rise above it and never forget it and keep compassion in his heart for those has left behind him in the cruel up climb. The nurse had chosen the forgetting way.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Marjane Satrapi
“Anyway, that's how it is! Either they obey the law, or they're expelled!! And make sure they wear their veils correctly..." - "If hair is as stimulating as you say, then you need to shave your moustache!" My father actually said that.”
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John Steinbeck
“First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.”
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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”
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Albert Camus
“But do you know why we are always more just and generous toward the dead? The reason is simple. With them there is no obligation. They leave us free and we can take our time, fit the testimonial between a cocktail party and a nice little mistress, in our spare time, in short.”
Albert Camus, The Fall

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