Pooja Ram

Bibliophile, believer in the magic of the rain and mountains, an occasional realist.

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American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

“The boundaries of our country, sir? Why sir, onto the north we are bound by the Aurora Borealis, on the east we are bounded by the rising sun, on the south we are bounded by the procession of the Equinoxes, and on the west by the Day of Judgement.” Having this as the curtain raiser to the first chapter, gave it a mysterious aura to what lay ahead. What followed did justice to my expectation... continue reading→

Cover: American Gods

Audunn and the Bear


The story is about an Icelander Audunn. After working hard enough and saving up a bit of a fortune, he leaves that for his mother and sets asail to Norway and Greenland for work. It is here in Greenland that he finds a polar bear which he purchases with whatever money he has left. He decides to present this to King Sveinn of Denmark. On his way, he passes by King Haraldr’s kingdom down south... continue reading→

Memories of my Melancholy Whores

by Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez has always left his readers mesmerized with his writing, the account of details in his stories and the perception one has towards unworldly situations. IT has always made me a better judge at perceiving situations on a daily basis too. Marques has always left me pondering over the conclusion to every book of his I’ve read. Cover A bright yellow backdrop with the image of a young girl lying on a bed,... continue reading→

cover: Memories of my Melancholy Whores

November Haul

I’m sure most of you reading this can relate to the feeling of not having enough books to read which keep you company every other day, having become a vital part of your being and to go through a phase of the hoarder syndrome every now and then (guilty pleasures I say!) The month of November has been that way for me off lately. Finally got my hands on some interesting reads, some of which... continue reading→

Nov Haul

The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

A story which is absolutely simple and minimalistic and yet makes you reflect on the various notions and emotions of an individual. Accoladed with the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize for his masterpiece, Ernest Hemingway considered this as his finest work. What started off as an essay for a magazine, culminated into a novel after almost a decade of his career. Cover Page The novel comes in various cover pages. The black background with a... continue reading→