Review | Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

Thanks to @Rupsa this book had my complete attention every spare minute of the last few weeks. I was absorbed till the very last page of this historical epic. A family saga that starts with the four daughters of a Georgian chocolatier, and the recipe of the hot chocolate plays a significant role in the book.

This book has seven women in the story who are shaping up the eighth life – Brilika’s. The story of Jashi family is narrated by a family member of the same. A very interesting narrative if you love history. There are glimpses of the Soviet history, Stalin, the Bolshevik revolution, the transition towards KGB, and the life and struggles of the people of Georgia.

This was such a dramatically engrossing novel, and probably the reason why I never got bored of reading such a humungous book. An epic family saga full of melodrama and soapiness, with every chapter ending in a cliffhanger, was a page-turning crowd-pleaser.


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