I read this book as it slowly led me to realize that it was just the beginning of things to come. Ruby Iyer Diaries reads like a diary but it lets us see into the lives of not just Ruby but the other people she comes across too. Her mother, the sad, cynical lady and the friends she makes and how she ends up where she is.
I found the writing so pertinent to the characters, most of it are Ruby’s thoughts but so right to her personality. The author has managed to spin a good intro story for the readers, whetting their appetite for more. The background on the various characters is well explored and I wanted to read more.
I was not aware that it is a prequel to the main book. A concept I have rarely found in Indian books. Full marks to Laxmi Hariharan for making it super interesting and fun. A dysfunctional family, a rebellious girl, a mother lost in her world and the big, bad world where they all coexist.
Tempted? You should be 🙂 Off to get the next book on the Life of Ruby Iyer.
(I got a copy of the book from Amazon as a free download. )
The Ruby Iyer Diaries
The prequel to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer: This is a peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation.
This novelette is a companion book to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. A peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation. Ruby kept a diary from the age of ten till she ran away from home at sixteen. It is from here that I picked out a few diary entries for The Ruby Iyer Diaries. This short series of vignettes from Ruby’s life, tells you more a little more about the origins of Ruby Iyer.
Read The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, to follow Ruby’s story. Coming soon The First Life of Vikram Roy (Ruby Iyer Series Book 3) and The Second Life of Ruby Iyer (& Vikram Roy) – Book 4
About the Author
A near life experience told Laxmi Hariharan to write…She never stopped. Laxmi is the creator of Ruby Iyer and the Bombay Chronicles (The Destiny of Shaitan). London is where she writes. Bombay is what fuels her imagination.
Follow her at — http://www.laxmihariharan.com/