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Crossed & Knotted


Crossed & Knotted
India's First Composite Novel







The Blurb

Crossed & Knotted is India’s first Composite Novel, a book written by fourteen authors in close collaboration with each other. The chapters, each a story in itself, are knotted with one another through characters, events, settings and emotions. The result is a read that criss-crosses through a multitude of emotions bringing out deep rooted human desires. They narrate tales of love and betrayal, suspense and mystery, courage and dilemma, along with hope and resilience. Read it for a taste so tantalizing, that your mind will surely be craving for more!

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ABOUT THE EDITOR

Sutapa Basu is an Honours scholar from Santiniketan and holds a Masters degree in English Literature. Her professional career has seen her as a teacher, editor, and publisher. She has worked with renowned international publishing houses like Oxford University Press and Encyclopaedia Britannica. In the last five years of her professional career, she has launched 111 educational titles, 33 CDs and digital products, a language lab and a website. She has also developed and edited over 450 books over the last thirteen years.


ABOUT THE PUBLISHER : READOMANIA

India has traditionally been the land of storytellers and a lot of us have an inherent skill of creating good plots, stories and narrations. With a little encouragement and support, many more authors can be widely read. This is the essence of Readomania-an initiative that nurtures emerging stars of the literary world.

Readomania is an online content discovery platform that brings to life a whole new literary world, with stories, authors, books and a lot more. We also have a publishing house that takes the best of Readomania from the online format to print editions and launches debut authors. Our focus is to bring to the market, new authors and novel concepts, a composite novel being one of them. Our previous book, Chronicles of Urban Nomads, a collection of short stories, was also an experimental publication. 

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Readomania is the talent hunt in fiction that goes a step beyond, nurtures talent and showcases it to the world, in the process, creating a powerhouse of content.

Our website also has a lot in store for the reader. Since the content is edited and curated, by a strong team of editors, readers get quality reads on a platter. The variety on Readomania is impressively vast; we have romance, emotions, thrills, travel, humour and drama. 

Accessing Readomania makes for a perfect break of fifteen minutes from your daily grind. The website was launched in January, 2014 and is already very popular with about 3500 registered users, of which 300 members are active contributors and authors. The site also boasts of 800 online publications and more than three lakh page views till date.



MY REVIEW

14 writers, with varied personalities, different styles of writing, from all the different walks of life, coming together to write one novel… now that has to be some novel. This is exactly what ‘Crossed & Knotted’ has managed to achieve; an amazingly delicious 14-course meal.**

 The book takes you on a roller-coaster ride, with all its twists and turns, dumping you on the ground one scene and tossing you high up in the air, the second. In a way, it’s like the life itself. Tossing, turning and dumping you all the way through, till you finally come out of it, with a broad smile on your face. **

 What’s really interesting is, the way each story is well knit into one of the previous ones. The entire flow is just seamless. No other title could have been apter for India’s first composite novel, but ‘Crossed & Knotted’. **

 Congratulations to the publisher, Readomania and the resident editor, Sutapa Basu, who also happens to be one of the 14 contributing writers. **

  This book has definitely secured a place on my ‘List of Recommended books’. 


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