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The Withering Banyan by Hyma Goparaju
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really liked it

This story revolves around the story of a family whose most of the members are suffering from brain disorder which is genetically transferred.. in this disease people can easily interpret reality, in an abnormal manner..this book is basically written keeping in mind all the pros and cons of this disease and how mari family dealt with the situations..one of the member of this family was affected by this very same disease and the whole family started getting effective in continuity, which hampered their personal lifes and as well as their professional life..what happens next? What all mari family has in store for you? What relation mari family possess with the banyan tree?
Read this intriguing and amazing story to find out all the answers..

Positive aspects :
Hyma has beautifully portrayed the story and i m sure it will keep you hooked from the beginning till the end .. experiences of life have been keenly observed and penned down, narration is simple yet quirky..each and every character has been justified properly, what i liked is the description of each and every generation..
Readers will definitely love the poems at the end of the chapters..

Negative aspects :
What i feel is hyma has added characters and has described the same things and incidents 'n' no of times which makes the book quite boring..
Unnecessary importance was given to the 5 kids of badri, earlier the author mentioned that he had 8 kids, incidents and for that matters number could have been decreased..!

Conclusion :
Hyma has done a wonderful job by writing about a disease which everyone is unaware of..usually people make fun of lunatic and people of insane minds, they never look at the reason behind it, we can term it a lack of awareness and reasoning..
Author had done a commendable job by choosing such an exceptional topic and has added stars by writing about it, by adding spices of spiritual beliefs, family drama and the beliefs what society holds in their mind..one can simply take this copy to enjoy such mindblowing exceptionally wow journey of withering banyan..

Bookcover/blurb : 4/5
Title: 3.5/5
Writeup : 3.5/5
Editing/proofreading : 4/5
Overall : 3.75/5
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August 31, 2015 – Shelved

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