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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23 February 2022

What I'm Reading

Have read lots recently but nothing worth commenting on, I thought, except for these two. If you've never read E. Lockhart before, don't start with this one (begin with The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks for an idea of her style, then go on to We Were Liars which I'm not telling you anything about except read it) and once you have CONTEXT, then read this which is scam artist, con woman x 500, it's really good and will keep you entertained. The second book I'm recommending is Woman In Black by Susan Hill which is a classic old fashioned ghost story, scary as fuck, short too, so you can read it in one afternoon or between ten and midnight like I did, then desperately cast around for something more soothing to send you off to sleep. (I settled on a Tudor novel, my comfort read of choice.) Anyway! Sometimes books just aren't ¬meaningful¬ enough to post about which is why the long silence but hopefully it'll pick up now. #thewomaninblack #susanhill #elockhart #genuinefraud #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #100in2022

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