miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2012

Review of Tell a Thousand Lies by Rasana Atreya

Tell A Thousand Lies by Rasana Atreya
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
"The knock, this late in the evening, was as unexpected as road repairs in a non election year." ….. "Don't tell lies… otherwise girls will be born to you."
The above phrases prepared me for the social indignities that would be unveiled throughout this wonderful novel.
Ms. Atreya wrote in English-as-a-second-language. I must say that she may put many a native English speaker to shame.

1. When did you begin to write, formally?
If you mean novel length fiction, it was about four years ago. I tried my hand at flash fiction for a year before that, but short stories weren't cutting it, so I turned to novels.
2-How long did it take you to write this book?
Three years, off and on. For a year I worked on another book which wasn't going anywhere, so I went back and finished "Tell A Thousand Lies." Which wasn't a bad thing because writing this novel was a great learning experience.
But my first novel wouldn't let go, so I'm back at it.
3-Do you have a family background of authors?
None at all. But writing's always fascinated me. Even when I was working as a systems administrator, maintaining and repairing computers, I had the best written manuals!

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