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  1. Sonia dogra
    June 8, 2023 @ 9:42 pm

    On Storytel??? How come I haven’t yet discovered it there. The paperback is expensive.

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    • Ritu
      June 8, 2023 @ 11:16 pm

      It dropped on 26th instead of the 16th there. The narration is also pretty good. Had added it to the bookshelf way earlier 🙂

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    • Kaveri Chhetri
      June 11, 2023 @ 11:51 am

      hmmmm… interesting and really interesting cover too… loved the yellow. I haven’t read a book on racism in a while but one that I can never get over is ‘To Sir with love’… but i guess this one has a lot more than just this aspect.

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      • Ritu
        June 11, 2023 @ 8:29 pm

        Exactly, Kaveri. And it is about reverse racism too. Do give it a read.

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        • Vasumathi DS Ponday
          June 12, 2023 @ 12:19 am

          Very interesting storyline….. though the bit about stealing the manuscript reminds me of some movie that I have watched….can’t remember which.

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  2. Preeti Chauhan
    June 9, 2023 @ 12:12 pm

    The Yellowface by RF Kuang seems just the kind of engaging and evolved, nuanced writing that I would love to pick up. I am adding this to my #TBR list.

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:29 pm

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  3. Ambica Gulati
    June 9, 2023 @ 10:06 pm

    Sounds like a complex story with impressive narration, going by your review. A must read then, adding it to me TBR list and planning to see the author’s other books too, as I have not read her books.

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:30 pm

      Do give it a read, Ambica. I have yet to pick up the author’s Babel but have been hearing great things about it.

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  4. Jeannine
    June 10, 2023 @ 9:16 am

    Now that’s one great story you’d want to fully read to know what happens. The way you’ve written your summary for this book review is great giving the details for excitement yet leaving the end hanging for more! Would be looking for this book!

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:31 pm

      There are quite a few twists and turns for sure.

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  5. Tulika
    June 10, 2023 @ 11:24 am

    Sounds so good. I love books set in the publishing industry.
    I’d hoped to find this one on audible but no luck. And the other editions are expensive. I haven’t sampled storytel yet. Maybe it’s time to look it up.

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:32 pm

      Give it a shot, Tulika. I prefer Storytel because it does not limit to only one book a month. The narrations are equally good. Thanks for stopping by. 😊

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  6. Harjeet Kaur
    June 10, 2023 @ 7:05 pm

    Would love to read Yellowface. Yes, the publishing industry has a dark side. Your review stands out for its remarkable clarity and precision. Love the way you bring out the best in the books you read.

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much, Harjeet 😊. Do pick it up.

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  7. Samata
    June 11, 2023 @ 12:14 am

    I always say that there is a difference between a reader and a reader cum reviewer. Your reviews always made me feel that you have an exceptional quality of analysing a book with perfect pros and cons. You are a perfect example of reader cum reviewer. I am curious to read this book now after reading your review because I trust your indepth analysis about the books you read to take my decision. The best part you dont give any spoiler alert but still beautifully shape the reviews. Thank you for the recommendation

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Samata. 😊 You are too kind. I try to review books based on how I would like to read one.

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  8. Flavia Cutinho
    June 11, 2023 @ 9:05 am

    Yellow face, I actually read it as yellow pages blindly and wondered what the review would be about, I know dumb right. Finally I re read again haha, the review is good and the fact that all the characters including June are unlikeable

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:36 pm

      I totally get that. The cover us quite witty. The characters are unlikable but still have you invested.

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  9. Anjali Tripathi
    June 11, 2023 @ 11:12 am

    Haha, that’s a funny mix-up! Instead of “Yellow Faces,” I accidentally read “Yellow pages.” 😅 Now that I’ve read your review and seen your in-depth analysis, I’m actually really curious to read this book. The best part is that you manage to capture the essence of the book without giving away any spoilers. It’s truly a skill to shape reviews so beautifully. Thank you for recommending it!

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Anjali. 😊 You are not alone. It does have a ‘branding’ of yellow pages too.

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  10. Madhu Bindra
    June 11, 2023 @ 12:46 pm

    I remember the discussion we had after you read the book. At the end of the day, it is business for the publishing industry. Everyone is at fault. I am going to listen to this book soon.

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    • Ritu
      June 11, 2023 @ 8:38 pm

      And I am going to bug you until you do 😈. You are going to love it.

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  11. Dipali Bhasin
    June 11, 2023 @ 2:39 pm

    First and foremost, I want to compliment you on the post. Your book review is truly impressive. Your eloquent writing style, insightful analysis, and ability to capture the essence of the story are commendable. Your review not only showcases your deep understanding of the book but also inspires others to dive into its pages and experience its magic. Well done!

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  12. Manisha Garg
    June 11, 2023 @ 4:05 pm

    From your review I surely feel like listening to this book, this isn’t my genre but its something different and interesting for sure.

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  13. Janaki
    June 11, 2023 @ 7:10 pm

    Your choice of books is always a class apart. And having been in the publishing industry, I can relate to this. what a beautiful cover!

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  14. Varsh
    June 11, 2023 @ 8:20 pm

    There are few books exclusively on women writers and fewer that pit one against the other in strange ways. This one addresses the issues writers face on a daily basis. Would love to give this a read.

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  15. Sivaranjini Anandan
    June 11, 2023 @ 10:28 pm

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    A book about the publishing industry. I should check this one out. Adding this to my TBR.

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  16. Aastha
    June 11, 2023 @ 10:45 pm

    I have been seeing this book doing rounds on bookstagram a lot but I don’t feel like reading it. The hyped up books just don’t work for me .

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  17. Docdivatraveller
    June 11, 2023 @ 11:07 pm

    I am a big fan of contemporary fiction. Love the title Yellowface. Your review has me hooked…I want to get this book…but it’s expensive.

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  18. Shalini R
    June 12, 2023 @ 9:32 am

    Ah, I just got the book seeing it all over bookstagram. Reading your well-balanced review, I am sure I will not be disappointed 🙂

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  19. Noor Anand Chawla
    August 12, 2023 @ 11:49 pm

    Wow it seems very interesting. I’m adding it to my TBR!

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