by David Elliot

I prowl The senseless alleys Of the maze In the darkness And asphyxiating Solitude. There used to be a monster. Half man and half bull. Often ridiculed, he became the face of the evil. Then came a prince who slayed the monster and everyone lived happily ever after. It is quite heard of Greek myth. Goodness triumphs over evil and that’s how a great tale is born which is told over and over to the... continue reading→

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The Spy

by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is best known for his work ‘Alchemist’ where he stylistically infuses fable with philosophy to give out a wonderful piece of literature. But it was after reading ‘Adultery’ that I established my love for his writing. ‘The Spy’ came in at the right moment. The new found love for ‘historical fiction and Paulo Coelho’ seemed like the best treat. Unfortunately, it was one of those times when you get over excited and the... continue reading→

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Kissing the Demon

by Amrita Kumar

It wasn’t since ‘On writing’ by Stephen King that I read any book on the craft of writing. It is not just for writers but for reviewers too that it is important to understand what goes into writing a good book. A deep understanding of the craft also helps to form your opinion on how a book should be talked about rather that just giving them shallow stars at the end of a shallow review.... continue reading→

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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll (Illustrated by John Tenniel)

Alice in Wonderland is a book that is often quoted, made idiom of and has multiple retellings to its credit. It is one of the most loved books amongst those who enjoy reading. It was during my childhood years when ‘A mad tea party’ was a compulsory read in our English course. After years when I again come across the chapter, the memory goes back to the time when I finished the chapter and it... continue reading→

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DNF: Saraswati's Intelligence

by Vamsee Juluri

I was actually looking forward to reading this book and hate myself for DNFing it. I wouldn’t say it is a bad one but just wasn’t for me. It is the story of Hanuman while he is an adolescent. He is a smart boy and everyone loves him. I had a few problems with the narration. Right from the beginning, there is a sense of danger in the book. There is something which is not... continue reading→

cover: DNF: Saraswati's Intelligence

Maybe the Baby

by Nicole Lourdes Chavez

We have all seen a family who give up on their dog when there is a baby coming into the family. The pets often find it difficult to adjust with someone who comes in to share the love that was solely meant for them before their coming. The same emotion has been portrayed in the picture book here.Cover page The cover is a beautiful illustration of the dogs in the family. The water color illustration flows... continue reading→