15 August, 2015

#SpecialFeature :: Reviews for Palm's Foster Home for Peculiar Stories

*** Special Feature - August 2015 ***

About the Book:
There is chaos and pandemonium in the streets of Madras, and it is up to Nigel (an officer of the Imperial Police) to restore order to the city... only he hasn't quite learned about India's Independence. Yet.

When the newest and most successful religion (Cabbagism) threatens to bring about the destruction of the world, it is up to a melancholic zombie and a collection of rowdy farm animals to save the earth.

A porcupine, after setting out on a journey away from home, falls in love with an armadillo. 

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Reviews for the Book:

Witty, with just the right amount of humor and fantasy, this is a book that I will re-read. It manages to hold my attention, at least for a couple of stories at a stretch which is acceptable. You can read this book for the variety of fantasy plots it offers. ~ Leo @ A Bookworm’s Musing

Quirky and with a delightful cast of characters, it had me smiling throughout. It's a book best enjoyed with no expectations though: there are talking chickens and evil cabbages and whatnot and you need a bit of a appetite for the ridiculous to enjoy this book! Since I do have a soft corner for nonsense literature and bad puns, this book hit the right spot :) ~ Chitralekha on Goodreads

Palm's Foster Home For Peculiar Stories is a book of episodic short fiction, and it is perfect for both readers of short fiction and the novel form. The book has everything from colonization, zombies, porcupines, cults to cows. Anyone who's looking for a vacation from reality, this is the book for you as it is hilarious and extremely unusual. ~ Aishwarya on Goodreads

When you are looking to escape in lala land, you'd love these tales. They know no boundaries imagination, it is pure fiction and the most uncanny characters. The tales knit together are hard to take for real. ~ Kritika Narula on Goodreads

About the Author
It was exactly fifteen years ago that C G Salamander realized he was different from all the other Chinese Giant Salamanders. As a child C G Salamander hated living in the muddy crevices along the river banks, and so he decided to leave the Yangtze river and set out on a quest to find himself.

He spent days travelling across the vast terrains of china and finally reached the foothills of the Himalayas. With nowhere to go, and equipped with a childlike sense of wonder for a compass, C G Salamander began scaling the Himalayas where he would later enroll himself in a monastery. During his time in the mountains, he was taught how to read and write by foreigners who’d come to partake in the mountain’s rich culture and cheap herbage.

He spent most of his time in meditation, and eventually learned how to move objects with his mind.After spending a decade in the Himalayas, C.G Salamander traveled south to the city of Chennai, and has remained there ever since. He now spends his time telekinetically moving pens and pencils across paper.

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1 Lucky Indian Resident will win a Paperback Copy of Palm's Foster Home for Peculiar Stories


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    1. I know what you mean, I've always thought I could outrun a snake, but it turns out that they're actually quite fast.

      - Salamander

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  2. My greatest fear is dying in water.

    1. I can empathize. Also, strangely enough the river scares me more than the sea for some reason.

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