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Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

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I read, I write, I play the bass guitar. Reality isn't and stories won't save you from what is. But still.

I live in Bangalore, India with my wife Yasmine and a hoard of feline masterminds as well as a handful of daft dogs.

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“I would like to carve my novel in a piece of wood. My characters—I would like to have them heavier, more three-dimensional ... My characters have a profession, have characteristics; you know their age, their family situation, and everything. But I try to make each one of those characters heavy, like a statue, and to be the brother of everybody in the world.”
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Ivonne Rovira Thank you for the Friend request. I'm thrilled to find another fan of Georges Simenon's Maigret!

Cheers, Ivonne


Valerie Sorry I've fallen so far behind in keeping up with people's reviews. I went through a period of 'pointed stick time' (these are times when I'm convinced that any technology more complex than a pointed stick is too prone to breakdown to be reliable). Through all of September, my computer was in the shop.

I'm getting caught up on my backlog, but it'll likely be some time before I get caught up. So I, as well as my correspondents, will likely have to school ourselves to patience for some time yet.


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Dan's Obsessions Oouh I was so surprised when I finally entered to yr prof page!!

I was about to comment on the picture I show on yr avatar & now.. Anyway I am sure we'll get along, from following Ya for the whole time I show an genuine match on our tastes
Take care Jay ( such a loong name at first I thought u were pulling my leg or that u were wearing a Hindu nickname, Like Sam in Zelazny's work on "lord of Light" )
I will be sure to add U on my future recommendations :D


Capsguy Thanks for the acceptance. Quite a nice list of books you've read there.


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Dan Schwent Your band has an awesome name.


Mohammed Hey welcome to Goodreads.

Heh i didnt know you rated Jack Vance that highly.


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Anna Best wishes for new year 2009.


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