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First Utterance (Miragian Cycles, #1)

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The story of three men, deemed mad in a dystopian world, who shirk reality for dreams, music for silence and sanity for peace. Plunge into the myth and mystique of Mirage as the collective fate of these men brings a nation to its knees and heralds the end of time itself.
Paperback, 1st Edition , 84 pages
Published March 27th 2016 by Theenathayalan Kumaragurunathan
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Aisha
Mar 28, 2016 added it
Theena's first book is a beauty.
A mere 80 pages, the density of its content, despite the succinct wordplay throughout, bursts through each word compelling you to invest all your attention in it. Multi-tasking or reading-on-the-go won't work with this, but given that you can finish it up nicely within two hours (three at the most, if you're a slow reader), the time isn't hard to come by.

I find the plot and the presentation fascinating, especially the whole 'eight days' theme. In all honesty thoug
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Dilina
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Rarely I think has an author's first utterance come off as well as this, the first Miragian Cycle. Theena in his debut dares to tackle not simply fantasy or scifi or drama, but the realms of speculative fiction, magical realism. "Genres" mined to great depths by greats like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and depths to which 'First Utterance" clearly aspires to. Does it reach them? Yes. I think it does far more than it does not.

While a reader might find an overarching narrative hard to pin down at first,
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Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

I was told to read the book without looking for a plot, and that's exactly what I did, letting the words wash over me, and leaving one story as I go into the next. Was I in awe? No. But that is probably because I have issues with any material that involves prophets and religion as a fact (and I have no issue believing in Thestrals and Hippogriffs. Go figure). I liked this for the language. For the way parts of the book read like poetry. I liked this for the way different threads were s
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I spent the entire night reading this, I couldn't put it down. So cleverly written to have parallels with current day societal issues, and yet be so foreign at the same time? ...more
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