My latest book is The One Who Swam With The Fishes.

"A mesmerizing account of the well-known story of Matsyagandha ... and her transformation from fisherman’s daughter to Satyavati, Santanu’s royal consort and the Mother/Progenitor of the Kuru clan." - Hindustan Times

"Themes of fate, morality and power overlay a subtle and essential feminism to make this lyrical book a must-read. If this is Madhavan’s first book in the Girls from the Mahabharata series, there is much to look forward to in the months to come." - Open Magazine

"A gleeful dollop of Blytonian magic ... Reddy Madhavan is also able to tackle some fairly sensitive subjects such as identity, the love of and karmic ties with parents, adoption, the first sexual encounter, loneliness, and my favourite, feminist rage." - Scroll



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4 January 2017

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Missed Diana Wynne Jones's Chrestomanci series completely as a child and only just discovered it as part of my birthday book haul. She's the author of Howl's Moving Castle, the animated film of which always made me shiver with its deliciously dark undertones. The Chrestomanci series is no different, there's no God figure to save the kids at the last minute, I mean, there IS, but he's human and fallible. The plots are thick and complicated, so you have to really focus on what's going on instead of skimming. Everyone's in real danger of their lives and each book is about a different set of characters so you can read them out of turn like I did with this one and still not be completely lost. I don't know why Wynne Jones isn't mentioned when we talk about great fantasy series for kids but I highly recommend them all. Currently reading all the rest on my Kindle. #nowreading #150in2017 #mrmbookclub #bookstagram

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