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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6 January 2018

Short reviews: Every Heart A Doorway by Seanen McGuire and Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Yesterday morning I woke up super early (for me) and was lying in bed at 7 am, tossing and turning and trying to get back to sleep. Eventually, I decided to just give up and read a book, which is when I finished Every Heart A Doorway, which is about rehabilitating kids who go through doorways to other worlds, Narnia etc. Interesting premise but the book was a bit flat for all of that, an unnecessary mystery and too much exposition. The same streak of meh reading continued with Paul Auster's New York Trilogy which I finally had to abandon because it irritated me so much but HURRAY Behold The Dreamers is SO good it is restoring my faith in the world. #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #nowreading #158in2018

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