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Book Review: The Freethinker’s Prayer Book

This isn’t a book review, not in the actual sense. Simply because this is not one of the books you can pass judgment on. If anything, it is one of those books you read for just the pleasure of reading. Now,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A House for Mr Biswas

'A House for Mr Biswas' does quite a fair job in demonstrating to its readers why owning a house for many mostly remains just a dream. It is difficult not just today but was equally impossible even in those days when people earned... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Frenchman’s Creek

Tell you what? Grab a cup of tea, get into the rocking chair on the porch as the sun sets, and start with ‘Frenchman’s Creek.’ It’ll leave you immensely delighted, and I promise you that! A period of lasting insipidness... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

Clay Jensen finds a gift-wrapped show box lying at his doorstep which contains thirteen audio cassettes. Surprised, he starts to listen to the first cassette and is dumbstruck when he finds Hannah speaking out of the player. The same Hannah... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Scion of Ikshvaku

Let’s write a book. Choose an epic mythological tale; one that is revered by every Indian, since generations. Prise out the main figures, perhaps, ones religiously worshipped. Stick to the original settings, how else will readers relate? Throw in some... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Inheritance of Loss

#MyThoughts: In my opinion, some books aren't mere books. They are secret holders, stubborn secret holders that hate to divulge anything until unless forced to. 'The Inheritance of Loss' gave me a similar feeling. It was the year 2014. I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Immortals of Meluha

‘The Immortals of Meluha’ is based on Lord Shiva’s life, so I'd heard. Being a devotee of the lord, I dropped everything to read it myself. In the very first chapter itself I realized that the book is not based on... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Interpreter of Maladies

#MyThoughts: No writer has the eye for details to real life situations as Lahiri. Interpreter of Maladies that won the Pulitzer Award is deeply enthralling with simple but intensely emotional short stories that change your perspective of a lot of matters.... Continue Reading →

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