Birthday Girl: Book Review by Asha Seth

REVIEW AVAILABLE ON: INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS | AMAZON Author: Haruki Murakami| Genre: Short Stories | Pages: 48 One rainy Tokyo night, a waitress’s uneventful twentieth birthday takes a strange and fateful turn when she’s asked to deliver dinner to the restaurant’s reclusive owner.  Birthday Girl is a beguiling, exquisitely satisfying taste of master storytelling, published to celebrate Murakami’s 70th birthday. Usually, I pick up Murakami... Continue Reading →

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Seasons: Book Review by Asha Seth

REVIEW AVAILABLE ON: INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS | AMAZON Author: Priyam Acharya| Genre: Poetry | Pages: 178 The Blurb: Seasons is an eclectic blend of works that would engage the seeker, the thinker, the die-hard romantic, the wanderer, the dreamer, the optimist, the skeptic, the artist, the closet philosopher and of course the poetry lover – there’s something for each of these! With inspiration... Continue Reading →

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Jonas Jonasson| Genre: Humor, Fiction | Pages: 396 The Plot: Allan Karlsson has turned one hundred year old and has a plan up his sleeve. But little does Allan Karlsson know of the adventures that await his climb and disappearance from his old age home in Malmköping in... Continue Reading →

Saraswati Park – Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Anjali Joseph| Genre: Indian Literature, Fiction | Pages: 261 The Plot: Set in Modern-day Mumbai, Mohan is a letter-writer, content but unhappy. Lakshmi, his wife, is a homemaker, tired of that title. When Lakshmi's nephew, Ashish, arrives to stay with them, they both grab the opportunity as... Continue Reading →

All the Beautiful Lies: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Peter Swanson| Genre: Thriller, Crime Fiction | Pages: 309 The Plot: Harry Ackerman has only properly met his step-mother, Alice, for the first time after his father, Bill Ackerman's death. But as soon as Harry returns to Maine, sinister things start happening around him. Was his father's death... Continue Reading →

Inkredia: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Sarang Mahajan| Genre: Fantasy | Pages: 405 The Plot: In the small hamlet of Brida, Luwan just about manages to make ends by collecting herbs living atop a hill. It is when he denies paying taxes to the henchmen of Lord Gruwak, that he invites trouble, for himself and his... Continue Reading →

Sweet Neem: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Mohini Durgampudi| Genre: Fiction | Pages: 326 The Plot: Sri and Mia, come back from America to take on the family business of running a hotel in downtown Hyderabad. Three generations of a family thus get-together to relaunch brand Annapurna and work towards its sustainability in the... Continue Reading →

Survival Sandstorm: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Mehul Jangir| Genre: Historical Fiction | Pages: 175 The Plot: A Soviet Air Force Pilot, Ivsker Vodkech, has a job up his sleeve to deliver German hostages into allied hands at a British Unit in Ghana, South Africa. But they meet a catastrophic sandstorm and what follows... Continue Reading →

Eating Wasps: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Anita Nair| Genre: Indian Fiction, Contemporary | Pages: 255 The Plot: In a small town by the river Nila, a thirty-five year old writer kills herself. No one knows why. Fifty-two years later, an antique cupboard in a private resort opens to reveal a frightened child. And... Continue Reading →

Things to Remember while Writing a Book Review

As book-lovers, most of us readers also love to review the books we read. Reviews not only help to record our experience of the book, but also help the reading community in deciding what books to read and why. But that is only as long as a book review is done right. The first book... Continue Reading →

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