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The Musing Quill

A Blog on Writing, Poetry, Stories and Books.

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A Dog’s Heart – An Excerpt

With Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov has enchanted this reader's mind, eternally. The deities and devils both, must have been on his side, when he created Master and Margarita, for the kind of masterpiece it is. Soon after M&M, I... Continue Reading →

The Third Date

(I) 'Are we still strangers?' The message read. It was about five months since we first met on the online book-reading site. Bookish talks, endless discussions on favorite authors, sharing quotes and dialogues, greatly summed up our chat affair. Many... 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: 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 →

Everything’s Eventual: An Excerpt

Creativity is like a hand at the end of your arm. But a hand has many fingers, doesn’t it?” “Well, at least five.” “Think of those fingers as abilities. A creative person may write, paint, sculpt, or think up math... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A House for Mr Biswas

'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... 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 →

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