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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 →

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: 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 →

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