Voice of The Soul: Book Review by Asha Seth

Synopsis: The poems are experiences that the poet shares with the world and these experiences are nothing fancy- they are all moments that the poet experiences with himself. They are questions risen from inquisitiveness and introspection. Author: Shreyans Kanswa| Genre: Poetry | Pages: 120 Reading 'Voice of the Soul' had me charged up with an altogether different experience.... Continue Reading →

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Nine Lives: Book Review by Asha Seth

The review is also available on Goodreads. Author: William Dalrymple| Genre: Non-Fiction | Pages: 275 The Plot: In portraits of people we might otherwise never know William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of travel in India to explore the challenges faced by practitioners of traditional forms of faith in contemporary India. For two months a year, a man in... Continue Reading →

All the Beautiful Lies: Book Review by Asha Seth

The review is also available on Goodreads. Author: Peter Swanson| Genre: 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

The review is also available on Goodreads. 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 sister,... Continue Reading →

In Arabian Nights: An Excerpt

“People think I am a writer,' he would say, 'and when they think that they are missing the point. I write things down but the writing is just a tool. It's nothing more than ink arranged over a surface of wood pulp. If they had real insight, they would see that I am really a... Continue Reading →

Sweet Neem: Book Review by Asha Seth

The review is also available on Goodreads. Author: Mohini Durgampudi| Genre: Fiction | Pages: 326 | Buy now Outline: 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... Continue Reading →

Elephants in the Room: Book Review by Asha Seth

The review is also available on Goodreads. Author: Suraj Laxminarayanan| Genre: Crime Fiction | Pages: 600 | Buy now Outline: A gang of amateur hoodlums plan a bank robbery as an escape to their larger-than-life miseries. What they failed to plan however is - what if a seasoned gang walks in the same day for... Continue Reading →

For One More Day: Book Review by Asha Seth

The review is also available on Goodreads. The Blurb: Charley Benetto is a broken man, his life destroyed by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits rock bottom after discovering he won't be invited to his only daughter's wedding. And he decides to take his own life. Charley takes a... Continue Reading →

Survival Sandstorm: Book Review by Asha Seth

The review is also available on Goodreads. Author: Mehul Jangir| Genre: Historical Fiction | Pages: 175 The Blurb: Aboard the plane that battles the devilish storm over the great Sahara are three hostages from Nazi Germany, three hostages who can change the course of World War II if they reach their destination. Can Ivsker Vodkech,... Continue Reading →

Eating Wasps: Book Review by Asha Seth

The review is also available on Goodreads. Author: Anita Nair| Genre: Fiction | 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 the mystery... Continue Reading →

5 Things to Avoid while Writing Book Reviews

Here comes the second installment in the series - #DoingBookReviewsRight. In the first installment, some able reviewers shared the things to remember while writing book reviews. Some pretty good tricks those were, I must add. Do visit if you missed it earlier. Let's begin, shall we? One thing, readers love more than reading books is -... Continue Reading →

Love Trumps All: Book Review by Asha Seth

#MyThoughts: How far would you go following your dream? And would you retract after you've hit the pinnacle of success? Author: Sudarshan Mahabal| Genre: Fiction | Pages: 374 The Blurb: Anant Joshi, a dreamer who chases the American dream during Y2K rush and leapfrogs from a small Indian town to start-up innovative Silicon Valley venture.

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