FOG, Baraka Books
“I’ve read many good books this year and Fog is certainly near the top. A literate mystery/thriller set in Montreal (on “the Main”) with side trips to Calcutta and Kandahar, this is a superbly written book about a neighbourhood, friendships, justice and belonging. Highly recommended.”
– The Miramichi Reader
Quill and Quire review by Stacey Madden, “Fog remains a fresh and thrilling addition to the neo-noir domain.”
THE FOURTH CANVAS, TSAR Press
Using six degrees of separation and a mysterious artist’s fourth canvas, author Rana Bose builds one great story.
– The Toronto Star
The Fourth Canvas is a novel of ideas as much as a thriller, with enough red herrings to make Agatha Christie proud
– Rabble Magazine
….. Fascinating and entertaining
– The Rover Arts Magazine
The Fourth Canvas is driven by a series of significant transformations in each of the main characters. At first, each separate story seems too distinct to ever create anything coherent, but they do come together to form an interesting tale in the end.
– The Link
With complex characters, a wide-spanning time period, and historical fact mixed with brilliant fiction, The Fourth Canvas will leave you asking, “When is the next Bose book ready?”
– Carpes Libris Book Reviews
The encrypted canvases coming to life reminded me of Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray. But here the focus is not aestheticism but life’s truths according to the painter and the spectator. I must say I quite devoured the book in the first week – reading it in subways, bus and any private time at home.
– Poppy Goodtimes Review, Amazon Books
Recovering Rude, Vehicule Press
There’s much more here: the excruciating hormone dance of adolescence; the cheek-by-jowl presence and alien-ness of parents; the altered (and stewing) Calcutta gene pool left in the wake of British withdrawal; the scattering of family and identity by emigration. The narrative ambition on display might have sustained a mature work twice the length. Biting off perhaps too much, Bose wisely kept this one short.
– The Globe and Mail