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A Perfect Murder and Other Stories This Is An Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 10 1535334223A Na Ve Man And A Divorcee, A Wronged Woman S Fight For Justice, A Poor Woman S Desire For An IPad, A Charming Young Man Plots To Seduce A Beautiful, Blonde Tourist, A Staunchly Orthodox Immigrant S Struggle To Assimilate In The U.S These Are Some Of The Captivating Stories In This Book Which Heralds A Distinct Voice And Is A Seriously Good Read.


10 thoughts on “A Perfect Murder and Other Stories

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    My reviews can also be seen at Perfect Murder and Other Stories is a collection of fourteen short stories The stories have different themes but most take place in the US and India A Perfect Murder and Salma s Fate are the two longest stories at approximately 25 pages each The other twelve stories range from three to twenty pages.I don t often read short stories However, when the author contacted me and asked if I would read this collection of stories I was intrigued.Stories about murder, family honor, arranged marriages, betrayal, revenge, sexual assault, greed, internet dating, social media, citizenship, and .It didn t take me long to read this collection If real life hadn t gotten in the way I could easily have read these stories in one or two sittings Each story drew different emotions from me Some I enjoyed than others but overall I thought they were believable and interesting reads.A few stories really stood outSalma s Fate Salma is married to a kind man However, when her father in law is around her husband doesn t treat her with the same respect ...


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    There were fourteen stories that were interesting and enjoyable The book has a lot of cultural information that made the reading better I enjoyed reading about the different situations the characters found themselves in A Perfect Murder was a good story with a powerful lesson I liked the way the main characters were able to get out of many of their problems Old fashioned idea...


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    If you enjoy short stories that pack a quiet punch, S.R Nair s A PERFECT MURDER AND OTHER STORIES is than just a collection of events to entertain Mr Nair wrote his pieces based on the cultural differences between India and, say, the United States To think he applied Indian laws, cultural heritage and realities to his tales is fascinating as well as eye opening.Each story is brief with an air of suspense, as well as a touch of darkness And there is a great deal of attention spent on the details from murder to lust to greed and customs that seem archaic in modern society as we know it.S.R Nair has a gift for wonderful writing while being true to his own heritage in his settings Each story is fleshed out, feeling much longer than what it actually is Kudos to another author on my must read list I received this copy from S.R Nair in exchange for my honest review.Publication Date August 17, 2016Publisher S...


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    Review originally posted in Abby s Shelves 3.5 5A Perfect Murder and Other Stories by S.R Nair is a collection of fourteen short stories on a variety of themes set mostly in India and the US I m usually hesitant to read short stories but the title A Perfect Murder made the criminologist in me revert with a yes when the author contacted me requesting to review this book Now back to this book, it is a compilation of wide range of stories from murder mystery to one s struggles in maintaining his cultural identity Even with such diverse stories, the author has been able to do justice to all these plots in this incredibly small 170 pages book which is remarkable I could have finished this book in one or two sitting if real life hadn t gotten in the way.The author has taken care to make the plots elaborate enough to make the readers feel that these stories well developed and authentic The interesting well developed characters, completely different scenarios, ability to narrate complex culture concepts, conveying their emotions are some key factors that makes this book a compelling and thought provoking read Initially I felt the detached narration a bit jarring but later started to enjoy...


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    It took me awhile to read this book due to work and other commitments but, I love short stories that captivate me Certain stories were better than others but, my fave was the short and sweet Ipad If you enjoy short stories and learning about other cultures this is a book you will enjoy.


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    Gently detached narration, interesting and surprising characters, an enjoyable sense of visiting a different world and learning how different lives are lived, all these details and characterize S R Nair s intriguing collection of short stories in A Perfect Murder The author introduces a world where apartments tower over ground floor vegetable stands, property values rocket as tin shacks are torn down, young people marry and emigrate, and betrayals are complex and dark The stories twist with unexpected revelations, breathtaking surprises, and haunting realities And the collection is orderly and inviting, reading smoothly from page to page.My favorite story may well be The Soothsayer Total Eclipse comes a close second And the one that won t let go of me is Salma s Fate, where readers learn of fatwas, family honor, and female fears From India to America, from arranged marriages to internet dating, from cheating men to cheating women, and ...


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    A divorcee estranged from her father resorts to extreme measures A newly wed woman is brutally raped by her father in law and seeks justice A charming young man plans to seduce a beautiful, blonde tourist An orthodox Muslim man struggles to adjust to life in the United States These are some of the stories in this book of captivating short stories.I am usually hesitant to read short stories, other than Stephen King s, as I am usually not a fan But I enjoyed this book and the variety of different genres it covered The stories range from a murder mystery, where the criminal ends up getting away with the murder to an orthodox Muslim man trying to adjust to life in the United States The book itself is fairly short, about 170 pages, but covers a wide variety of genres in those pages I enjoyed the author s writing and found all of the short stories to be very interesting I sometim...


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    Shrikumar Nair s collection of short stories, which follows his novel The Orphan is a collage of images drawn from varied life experiences and each one rings with the unmistakable note of probability The stories are populated by a robust mix of characters that could easily be a neighbor, or people you would run into in the neighborhood Shrikumar also exposes the rather sleazy underbelly of the great beast called the Indian middle class in some of the stories iPad is a short and sweet surprise while Koya s story reminds you of someone you know, who planned to return to a life of peaceful retirement back home after a life of toil It leaves you with a heavy heart The story Zubair has you laughing and at the same time feeling sorry for poor hapless Zubair, mystified and at his wit s end by the vast chan...


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    If you want to explore the culture differences between America and India, the position of women and simply human nature, check out A Perfect Murder IntroductionA Perfect Murder is a collection of 14 short stories about the culture differences between India and America, especially the position of women in India but most of all, an insight into the universal good and bad in human nature.The StoriesA man feels he is far too good to be his father s shop assistant When he spots what appears to be a desperate woman in the shop, the appeal of sex and money is one he cannot resist in A Perfect Murder Salma s Fate shows us the Indian society at its best and worst If Salma had not been such a strong young woman iPad shows us the power of love and Koya s Story is about a young man who wants to help his poor mother but little does he know how this will work out Seema shows us the practice of arranged marriages in India and the disdain for those marrying outside their caste Both The Grandson and The Stole...


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    This review was initially published at The Readdicts Book Blog For reviews, go here.Collections of short stories are irresistible because in one book itself, there are so many stories, with different plots and different themes, making them absolutely enjoyable to read It s almost like having the world in your hands because of everything they cover up Author S R Nair s collection of fourteen absolutely beautiful short stories titled A Perfect Murder and Other Stories is no exception This collection is so good that it wouldn t have hurt to have a few stories in there.The stories in A Perfect Murder and Other Stories are so well written and plotted that it kept me on the edge of my seat because I just wanted to know everything at once To add to it, the author s writing is wonderful and simple, and I don t mean simple in a demeaning way Simple is good because with short stories, authors just tend to complicate the writing which makes the stories incomprehensible Contrary to that, however, the writing of this...


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