Book Review: 'Scarecrow and the army of thieves' by Matthew Reilly

Book Review: ‘Scarecrow and the army of thieves’ by Matthew Reilly

Publisher: Orion ISBN: 9781409110972 Format: Hardcover Price: 295 INR Pages: 400 “Nobody writes action like Matthew Reilly.” – Vince Flynn. To say Matthew Reilly is the king of action would be an injustice to a few dozen writers capable of doing the same around the world. But to put in...
Essay: 'While reviewing the Pale King and other things Wallace-like'

Essay: ‘While reviewing the Pale King and other things Wallace-like’

On Wallace being a fraud Granted, he writes like an asshole at times. Other times, you admire him for sticking it out and spinning the narrative his own way. Bret Easton Ellis wrote about him on twitter once, seven times, consecutively – that DFW was (was because he is dead...
Book Review: 'Diary' by Chuck Palahniuk

Book Review: ‘Diary’ by Chuck Palahniuk

Published by: Anchor Format: Paperback ISBN: 9781400032815 Pages: 272 Price: 199 INR It was a lazy Monday afternoon and I couldn’t help but turn the pages. I just wanted to finish it off. Chuck Palahniuk had lost me somewhere in the middle, possibly in one of the many rooms of...
Book Review: 'Stranger than fiction' by Chuck Palahniuk

Book Review: ‘Stranger than fiction’ by Chuck Palahniuk

Published by: Anchor Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780385722223 Pages: 233 Price: 900 INR When I got to know that Chuck Palahniuk had dabbled his hands in the area of non-fiction, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. His journalistic nudges never left him, as is evident in the numerous details...
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Book Review: 'Beyond Forever' by Kiran Joshi

Book Review: ‘Beyond Forever’ by Kiran Joshi

Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 9788122314946 Pages: 184 Price: 150 INR Ever wondered at some point of life in life, how everything falls apart? Personal life, professional life everything seems just wrong. Meet Kamna who is at this junction of her life when nothing seems right. “It’s never late to clean a messy house and...
Book Review: 'Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus' by Rick Riordan

Book Review: ‘Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus’ by Rick Riordan

Published by: Puffin Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780141339252 Pages: 577 Price: 550 INR Seven half-bloods shall answer the call. To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath. And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. It’s a strange feeling, this. Melancholy might be the perfect word to...
Book Review: 'The Elephant Bird' by Arefa Tehsin

Book Review: ‘The Elephant Bird’ by Arefa Tehsin

Format: Paperback Language: English Publisher: Pratham Books ISBN: 9788184794663 Pages: 20 Price: 40 INR ‘The Elephant Bird’ is an appealing story about Munia, a village girl who walks with a slight limp, and her adventures with The Elephant Bird. Due to her disability, Munia is shunned by the local children and she has no option...
Book Review: 'On love and sex' by Khushwant Singh

Book Review: ‘On love and sex’ by Khushwant Singh

Published by: Rupa Publications Format: Paperback ISBN: 9788129124937 Pages: 151 Price: 195 INR This book would have made me highly popular in the 8th grade; I feel I simply cannot attempt this review without mentioning that fact first. When a fool passed along frayed pages of his book ‘The company of women’, he was heralded to...
Book Review: 'Tamanna' by Tejeshwar Singh

Book Review: ‘Tamanna’ by Tejeshwar Singh

Language: English Format: Paperback Pages: 240 ISBN: 9788172345297 Price: 199 INR ‘Tamanna’ is the true story of the author. The emotions and grievances of a married man who is introduced to a wonderfully amazing woman – Tamanna. This is a story of love, sacrifice, turmoil, heartache and helplessness one feels when one is in love....
Book Review: 'The Love Letter and Other Stories' by Buddhadeva Bose

Book Review: ‘The Love Letter and Other Stories’ by Buddhadeva Bose

Published by: Rupa Publications Format: Hardcover ISBN: 9788129134554 Pages: 214 Price: 399 INR “Buddhadeva Bose possessed an independent-mindedness regrettably missing today. He is not only many writers in one; here is a personality in whom we find the trajectories of many writers.” - Amit Chaudhari A collection of seven short stories and two one-act plays,...
Book Review: 'Killing Ashish Karve' by Salil Desai

Book Review: ‘Killing Ashish Karve’ by Salil Desai

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 978817234310 Pages: 258 Price: 199 INR ‘Killing Ashish Karve’ by Salil Desai is one of the most daunting thriller mystery by an Indian author so far. Lies, deception, suspense, amazing twists and high drama; the book guarantees you a roller-coaster ride which will leave you with an amazing spine chilling experience....
Book Review: 'Leadership - The Gandhi Way' by Virender Kapoor

Book Review: ‘Leadership – The Gandhi Way’ by Virender Kapoor

Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 9788129134578 Pages: 121 Price: 195 INR It is something to talk about Gandhi, write about Gandhi and it is completely a different thing to analyze and understand Gandhi. They say you need to read all the 99 volumes written on Gandhi to judge him but Virender Kapoor reflects his understanding...
Book Review: 'The Avatari' by Raghu Srinivasan

Book Review: ‘The Avatari’ by Raghu Srinivasan

Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 9789350095744 Publisher: Hachette India Pages: 500 Price: INR 399 It is hard not to like a book like Raghu Srinivasan’s debut novel ‘The Avatari’. For once, the thriller genre of Indian literature finally has something to show for – something that can be hailed as world-class when it comes to writing,...
Book Review: 'Head and Tales: Aandhi and Hu Tu Tu' by Gulzar

Book Review: ‘Head and Tales: Aandhi and Hu Tu Tu’ by Gulzar

Translated by: Meghna Gulzar Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 978-8129135179 Price: INR 296 Pages: 224 How does one review work by the master, Gulzar? Especially when they are screenplays of two majorly acclaimed screen hits? And even more so when they are translated by the daughter and student of the master? Well, I guess...
Book Review: 'An Isolated Incident' by Soniah Kamal

Book Review: ‘An Isolated Incident’ by Soniah Kamal

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 9788172345327 Pages: 400 Price: 295 INR History, Tragedy and Strength – ‘An Isolated Incident’ by Soniah Kamal is a blend of drama, emotions and a journey of courage. The story moves in a classic Bollywood style with predictable twists and turns and a yet more predictable end. However, the narration and...
Book Review: 'On Women' by Khushwant Singh

Book Review: ‘On Women’ by Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Rupa Publications India Language: English ISBN: 8129124920 Pages: 144 Price: INR 199 Women are exquisite creatures, be they in any shape, size and form. They have the capacity to enthral, to sadden, to make one euphoric.. In short, to make one feel all the emotions that can possibly exist. Khushwant Singh probably realised this...