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The Musing Quill

A Blog on Writing, Poetry, Short Stories and Books.

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Book Review – The Sensualist

I am ardent admirer of Ruskin Bond and try to read anything and everything he's written. This book was a welcome change from the customary Bond fiction. With The Sensualist, Ruskin Bond has ventured away from his stylist fiction that... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking was my first book for 2014 and I am glad I chose to start the year surfing on positive sails. Just when I came across all but raving reviews about this book, I was fortunate enough... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kuch Vo Pal

Hindi poets such as Gulzar, Kabir, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Javed Akhtar, etc. have always influenced my thoughts in poetry. Their works have always inspired me. Rarely have I come across debut works in Hindi poetry from contemporary writers. So when... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Four Patriots

Well, the blurb for this book read - If you have ever fallen victim to the system, been humiliated, felt helpless… this book is for you. For a common man, it is hard to deny that fact. Everyone, at some point, has... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Fifty Shades Darker

I remember swearing aloud about not reading the next installments in the Fifty Shades series. Thanks to imbecile-irritating-Anastasia-Steele and satyriasis-sadist-Christian-Grey! But I also remember how I loved ranting about reviewing - Fifty Shades of Grey - and I just didn't... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Jason Cage (Jason Cage Series, #1)

When I was done reading 'Dr. Zhivago', I was tad bored. I was in search of something exciting, something more than mere reading. Just then I received my review copy of 'Jason Cage’; the one book I was so looking... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Lyon’s Orphanage

Steve is a dear friend who reads and reviews books over at 'Book to the Future'. I've grown quite fond of his book reviews and follow his recommendations, quite religiously. One day while chatting, he sent me a photo of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Oleander Girl

It has been on my to-do list for this year to read Indian literature and explore new Indian writers. So I picked up Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's 'Oleander Girl' which was her first of mine, and also that it was a birthday... Continue Reading →

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