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Book Review: 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Book Review: ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Format: Paperback ISBN: 9789380349688 Language: English Price: INR 60 ‘The Little Prince‘ by Antoine de Saint-Exupery has been on my to-read list for almost two years now, mainly because of all the hype surrounding it. And finally, when I finished it today, I wonder why I waited two years to read...
Book Review: 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green

Book Review: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green

Format: Paperback Pages: 315 ISBN: 9780141345659 Published by: Penguin Books Price: 399 INR (Seems to be priceless though!) “A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back...
Book Review: 'The Ocean at the end of the lane' by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: ‘The Ocean at the end of the lane’ by Neil Gaiman

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 9781472200327 Pages: 192 Price: 399 INR “His prose is simple but poetic, his world strange but utterly believable – if he was South American we would call this magic realism rather than fantasy” – Times London I had been awaiting Neil Gaiman’s new book as...
Book Review: 'Kafka on the Shore' by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: ‘Kafka on the Shore’ by Haruki Murakami

Language: English ISBN: 9780099494096 Pages: 615 Price: INR 399 Anyone who is familiar with Haruki Murakami’s works will find ‘Kafka on the Shore‘ yet another Murakami-ish puzzling and alluring tale of talking cats, fish falling from the sky and a spirit of all sorts, Colonel Sanders. The book is full...
Book Review: 'Norwegian Wood' by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: ‘Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami

Language: English ISBN: 9780099554547 Pages: 400 Price: INR 399 “I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me… She showed me her room, isn’t it good, Norwegian wood?” These lines from the Beatles’ song ‘Norwegian Wood’ inspired the title of Haruki Murakami’s most famous book of...
Book Review: 'The Godfather' by Mario Puzo

Book Review: ‘The Godfather’ by Mario Puzo

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780451167712 Pages: 595 Price: 399 INR To have not read this book is a felony indeed, to say the least. ‘The Godfather‘ by Mario Puzo, is undoubtedly the best book written on organized crime and the Mafia. This book was monumental as it introduced the...
Book Review: 'The Remembered Village' by M.N. Srinivas

Book Review: ‘The Remembered Village’ by M.N. Srinivas

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780520039483 Pages: : 392 Price: 310 INR This isn’t a normal fiction book that you’d find in any bookstore. In fact, this isn’t a book you’d find in most bookstores. The reason being that ‘The Remembered Village’ is a socio-anthropological account of a little Indian village in...
Book Review: 'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller

Book Review: ‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller

“Name one hero who was happy.” I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason’s children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus’ back. “You can’t.” He was sitting up...
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Book Review: 'Ten Thousand Saints' by Eleanor Henderson

Book Review: ‘Ten Thousand Saints’ by Eleanor Henderson

Published by: Quercus ISBN: 9781780872179 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: 350 INR ‘Henderson does not hold back once: she writes the hell out of every moment, every impulse and desire… fierce, devoted and elegiac.’ - The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book of the Year is an extremely rare thing to...
Book Review: 'Hover Car Racer' by Matthew Reilly

Book Review: ‘Hover Car Racer’ by Matthew Reilly

Format: Paperback Published by: Macmillan Pages: 434 ISBN: 9780330440165 Price: 535 INR ‘Quidditch meets Formula One’ - Mirror In his younger years, Matthew Reilly began to develop a writing style of sorts that would thrill audience later on, in ‘Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves’, ‘The Five Greatest Warriors’ and, at times, even ‘Temple’. While...
Book Review: 'There is no Dog' by Meg Rosoff

Book Review: ‘There is no Dog’ by Meg Rosoff

Format: Paperback Published by: Penguin Pages: 243 ISBN: 9780141327174 Price: 350 INR ‘A wild, wise, cartwheeling explanation of life, the universe and everything. Given the glorious, eccentric, spectacular cock-up that is Planet Earth, the Creator can only have been a slack, male adolescent with a short attention span and an unruly sex organ. I don’t...
Book Review: 'Tales of Freedom' by Ben Okri

Book Review: ‘Tales of Freedom’ by Ben Okri

Format: Paperback Pages: 177 ISBN: 9781846041594 Price: 350 INR “Moments of genuine poetry and insight.” - Guardian From the Booker prize-winning author of ‘The Famished Road’ comes a book that both delights and puzzles the readers. Ben Okri, in this book, develops a supposedly new form of writing known as the stokus. He brings together...
Book Review: 'Desperation' by Stephen King

Book Review: ‘Desperation’ by Stephen King

Format: Hardcover Published by: Viking Adult Pages: 704 ISBN: 9780451188465 Price: 1770 INR Published in 1996, ‘Desperation’ by Stephen King is an intriguing story about several who, while travelling along the lonely Interstate 50, along the way to Nevada, are abducted and taken to a nearby town. With a deceptive name like Desperation, the town is home...
Book Review: 'On a Drive with Life' by Ankit Kumar

Book Review: ‘On a Drive with Life’ by Ankit Kumar

Publisher: Janaki Prakashan ISBN: 9789381313541 Pages: 174 Price: INR 400 Ankit Kumar’s book ‘On a Drive with Life‘ is a collection of 13 short stories. It deals with a variety of emotions and themes such as love, tragedy, horror, separation, adventure, regret, happiness and desire. The stories revolve around the concept of how a small misunderstanding...
Book Review: 'Daughter by Court Order' by Ratna Vira

Book Review: ‘Daughter by Court Order’ by Ratna Vira

Publisher: FingerPrint ISBN: 9788172345211 Pages: 369 Price: INR 250 “This is an important book. It raises issues of women, society and family in modern India.” – Cherie Blair Ratna Vira‘s book, ‘Daughter by Court Order’ has a plot like one never seen before. It questions the one bond that is assumed to be the strongest...
Book Review: 'Dragon Rider' by Cornelia Funke

Book Review: ‘Dragon Rider’ by Cornelia Funke

Publisher: Turtleback Books ISBN: 9781904442486 Format: Hardcover Price: 350 INR Pages: 560 “Marvellous stuff for dreaming adventurers of any age.” - Clive Barker Winner of the Grand Canyon Reader Award for Intermediate Book in 2007, Cornelia Funke has created a beautiful world inside her second novel ‘Dragon Rider’. Remember that warm feeling you acquire upon...
Book Review: '1Q84' by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: ’1Q84′ by Haruki Murakami

Format: Paperback Language: English [translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin & Philip Gabriel] Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 9780099578079 Pages: 1318 Price: INR 599 It’s a Barnum and Bailey world, Just as phony as it can be, There is no point denying that ‘1Q84′ by Haruki Murakami is a work of indulgence. However, there are indeed a...
Book Review: 'The Country is Going to the Dogs!' by Anurag Mathur

Book Review: ‘The Country is Going to the Dogs!’ by Anurag Mathur

Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 9788129131102 Publisher: Rupa Publications Pages: 168 Price: INR 195 Miss Fifoo, the so-called sizzling sex siren of sin city, has gone missing. Seventy-something retired bureaucrat Radhey Radhey Kumar, also known as RR, is approached by the principal of her alma mater to look into the matter because he’s been living...
Book Review: 'Lorax' by Dr. Suess

Book Review: ‘Lorax’ by Dr. Suess

Publisher: HarperCollins Type: Picture Story Books ISBN13: 9780007414291 Price: INR 160 It is a difficult task to teach children (and adults alike actually) about the importance of the environment and the trees and yada yada. The moment anyone mentions environment depletion/deforestation/water pollution/ anything of that sort, yawns and looks of boredom come your way. But...
Book Review: 'Following Fish' by Samanth Subramanian

Book Review: ‘Following Fish’ by Samanth Subramanian

Format: Paperback Publisher: Penguin India Pages: 167 ISBN: 9780143064473 Price: 250 INR The theme of ‘Following Fish‘ is fish. Samanth Subramanian’s travels along the Indian Coast are logged in nine essays- all of them witty yet simple. The book isn’t commanding like some travelogues can be; passages aren’t all assuming or tedious. They are persuasive but...