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Menaka's Choice by Kavita Kané
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it was ok

The book deals with aspects of Hindu mythology that I have not heard of before, and the author's efforts in humanising these characters and giving them agency - particularly Menaka, who is used as a pawn by Indra but subverts his will time and again - are truly commendable.
But it's hard to enjoy a book where the editing is subpar - where "inhuman" is left as "in human", and "it's" is left where "its" should be used - and where there is more telling than showing. There are simply too many instances where narratives that don't take place in the story are spelt out, where there are too many instances of showing how characters are feeling instead of telling, and it makes a more critical reader lose the enjoyment of reading.
Still, the general story is interesting, and the women in the story are fascinating characters.
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Reading Progress

April 1, 2016 – Shelved
April 2, 2016 – Started Reading
April 10, 2016 – Finished Reading

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