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  1. 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
     Wonder why this book is such a big hit!!! 21 January, 2013 On
    Mix ancient Indian characters and cities' names with scenes and situations from Indian soaps, and dialogues from Indian comics. The result of this mixture is 'The immortals of Meluha'. A very disappointing read.

    This could have been such an excellent book if the subject was researched and presented well. I read the entire book just because I started it. Got the sequel too from the library.....but I wouldn't consider reading it.
  2. 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
     think of bad Tinkle without pictures. 9 March, 2013 On
    Very average book. There are large portions which are nothing but banter between people and does not add any value to the storyline.
  3. 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
     Horrible book 9 May, 2013 On
    This book is a total waste of time; go read something more substantial. I would not recommend this book to anyone to read.
  4. 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
     Can't read this book ... poor language and imagination 3 March, 2013 On
    I tried many times to read this book but haven't been able to go beyond 40 pages.
    Poor language and expression - Don't buy this book reading all these reviews.

    Read some pages in amazon before making your decision.

    Since I couldn't read the book , so just gave it to a friend.
    I loved books like Life of Pi, The kite runner , Fountainhead , catcher in the rye etc.

    I am not hung on literature , but book should be readable . This book is not.
  5. 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
     Nothing extraordinary ... 21 March, 2013 On
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Started reading with great hope and somehow managed to finish. I am still not able to fathom why is it generating so much interest. Over hyped!!!!!
    The protagonist hails from Tibet, and assists the Good people win over the so called bad people, only to realise in the end that the so-called bad people, are not bad, just different. Thank you Amish, but i did not find you different and would give the other two books a miss.
    On a positive note, the book made me re-learn many hindi words that had forgotten. Thoroughly enjoyed tha last 5 ages or so.
  6. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Extremely irritating read 8 June, 2013 On
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The meluhans had everything modern except perhaps an engine. How imaginative!!!
    How do you make your protagonist humourous too? Every inane line he utters, you classify it as a joke...
    How do you make a character become a best friend with the protagonist? You just say so, there is no need to show any development of the friendship...
    And sentences like "Dilipa had the dazed look of a child brutally knifed his beloved father" simply make my skin crawl!!!
  7. 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
     Plagiarism does not go away so easily... 14 November, 2012 On
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I read the book, and not surprisingly, was totally dissatisfied. The book nurtured some inhumane ideas about separating babies from their mother on birth, and so, in order to relieve the society from caste system!!! Immediately I lost faith on the writer. The society seemed to be an utopia ruled by a unquestionable dead king named Rama!! In every line, chants of LORD RAMA and LORD SHIVA almost tired me. The descriptions were way too long (like Dan Brown books), as if the writer was trying to convince us about his views on things. The whole book could have been finished within 100 pages, but he had to make it a novel!!! And inspired by some Harry Potter book, the book ended abruptly without any reason, just so that people feel complied to buy the second book.

    The most disgusting part was how the battle description at the end of the book was clearly lifted from hollywood action movie '300'. The phalanx battle formation (simply copied from wikipedia after watching the movie), the volley of arrows, holing a larger enemy at a small pass, everything seems to be lifted directly from the movie. I never expected a writer to life ideas from a movie, let alone a well known hollywood one...
  8. 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
     Awful 1 July, 2013 On
    This book is just plain awful. I bought it based on the hype and I am very disappointed with the amateurish writing. The setting and concept behind the book is interesting but there is no depth to the characters and the prose is below average.
  9.  Spelling errors 17 January, 2014 On
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This kindle version has many spelling errors ; not something you wish to encounter while reading such a good book!
  10.  best avoided 4 September, 2013 On
    Piques interest when book starts......gradually dissolves into 2 sub plots- shiv-parvati loves story and a war. It does not have enough content for a short story. Most hilarious part is the idea of an orphanage(where infants are left behind after birth and brought up independently of parents). Neither historically true and also goes totally against proven norms for welfare of kids...
    would have given zero stars if that was possible
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