Delhi: A Novel: Book Review by Asha Seth

When I wanted to read a book on Indian History, someone had recommended this book. But I am sure there are better books on the subject than this. Because, of history, I am not sure. But Sex and Death you will get in plenty in Khushwant Singh's 'Delhi: A Novel'. In fact, you get a much... Continue Reading →

The Sensualist: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 has won him tonnes of admirers and followers. Naturally, therefore, 'The Sensualist' caused quite some... Continue Reading →

The Power of Positive Thinking: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 to receive an audio-book from Reado and all I had to do was to plug the earphones... Continue Reading →

Kuch Vo Pal: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 I came across 'Kuch Vo Pal' on Blogadda, it intrigued me. Naturally, I wanted to... Continue Reading →

The Four Patriots: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 accounted the governing parties of the nation for shortcomings or downfalls, and incompetence or negligence... Continue Reading →

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 have the heart to deny myself that pleasure again. So here goes. What was tad... Continue Reading →

Jason Cage (Jason Cage Series, #1): Book Review by Asha Seth

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 forward to. And let me tell you this, it did satisfy my soul’s hunger for... Continue Reading →

The Lyon’s Orphanage: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 the review copy of 'The Lyon's Orphanage' that he had just received then. During the... Continue Reading →

Oleander Girl: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 present from a very dear friend. I have read a lot of praise about the... Continue Reading →

The Freethinker’s Prayer Book: Book Review by Asha Seth

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, there’s quite a tale following why in the first place I read this book. I wouldn’t... Continue Reading →

A House for Mr Biswas: Book Review by Asha Seth

'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 meagre $10/month (as Mr. Biswas did) to make ends meet. Spanning across almost 46 years of... Continue Reading →

Frenchman’s Creek: Book Review by Asha Seth

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 in the author’s life inspired ‘Frenchman’s Creek.' Miss Maurier was married to a British army officer... Continue Reading →

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