Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same. Cover page Someone in the distant past gazing out to nowhere; that is what the cover depicts. It is here with you, but very distant. The artist has captured the book precisely in its cover. It continues to the back cover with the tape recordings. It’s one... continue reading→

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My Husband the Stranger

by Rebecca Done

I received this review copy sometime last year and I picked it up recently as the plot looked quite interesting. It appeared to have a hint of mystery laden with emotions and topped with love (the perfect recipe for a page-turner I assume). It is a book that is built on a question, ‘What does one do when the man they loved and married, changes overnight?’ Let’s find out. Cover This book by Penguin Publishers... continue reading→

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Things We Lost in Fire

by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell

My determination to read more of regional literature from different countries has lead me to ‘All the things we lost in fire’. This one is a collection of short stories set in Argentina. The book has a whiff of social and political air into the stories. The wave of witch hunting and horror stories has given birth to many of the stories inside. Some of them even talk about the political unrest. The dictatorship has... continue reading→

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Review Copies

The Beginning and Now

Every reader dreams of a never ending pile of books generously gifted by family, friends, neighbours, co-passengers in trains and drug addicts on the nook of the corner building no one visits! Yes, we are that obsessed. But most of us take the easy way out (or so it seems initially). We start a book review blog. While most of the readers assume that they would receive carton full of books from publishers begging to... continue reading→

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The First Trillionaire

by Sapna Jha, translated by Alok Jha

I’d come across this title back in 2016 when I chanced upon the site about the “Most compelling read of 2016”. When I was one among the winners of the Goodreads Giveaway of this book, I was overjoyed! While I waited for the book, I went through the reviews of the book on Goodreads. At the time of checking, the book had 270 five-star ratings, out of 274. Unbelievable, but true. Sure enough, after some... continue reading→

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Zelaldinus, A Masque

by Irwin Allan Sealy

Fatehpur Sikri is a stunning example of city planning which has been inspiration for many architecture students and professionals alike. The set of buildings which were prime inspiration for Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; never fails to awe you. Fathehpur Sikri was later abandoned due to unavailability of water and thus a whole city was left to whether. A masquerade surrounding this beautiful place, that houses a chequered chess board, where Akbar played with actual... continue reading→

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