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My Thoughts on You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

My Thoughts on You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

The author, Biswas, invited me to read this book and share my thoughts on it. He asked me to do this a couple years ago now, but after I had my concussion in August of 2020, my reading time and ability really died down, while my frequency of migraines and other post-concussive symptoms intensified a great deal.

But on the bright side, after a few months of physical therapy, I am feeling much better and feel like I can read more once again.

So, back to Biswas’s story.

I do not read much contemporary fiction, but this was a wonderful story.

My greatest takeaways are, one, write locations you know. This book was set in India. I have never been to India, and anyone from New Delhi, or who had visited New Delhi, would know instantly that I have no idea how people talk, what the landscape is, at all. The author did a masterful job of showing me what life in New Delhi was like for these characters.

Second, character development. I thought the character development was well done. And while I disagreed with Anjali’s decision at the end of the book, I understood why she chose to do what she did.

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