The Curse of Mohenjodaro

by Maha Khan Phillips

‘There is no God,’ he told his shocked family. ‘There is no Allah, no Shiva, no Buddha. There are only humans. Humans and more evolved humans. Those of us who are evolved.. Well, we have all the power.’ Often he made little sense. And so did the book. There was a constant struggle throughout the story. Historical fiction, thriller and some science fiction, the book intended to be a good mixture of everything but failed... continue reading→

January book buying

With the new year come aspirations to hoard more books, but I have made a conscious decision to reduce buying books I don't really want. Hence, I have decided to stick to my list of books and try to buy only those (even as I am writing this, all I can think of is about the titles that I’ve never heard but will be on my shelves soon, from my visit to the bookstore!)But January... continue reading→

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The Pavilion of Former Wives

by Jonathan Baumbach

A man nursing his recent failed marriage after a series of failed relationships earlier comes across an ad in the newspaper. He does not believe in things like these. But he decides to give it a fair shot. He visits a pavilion so he can visit himself in his former relationships. The book is a collection of more such whimsical stories that take you to a parallel world and fill you will awe. This one is a... continue reading→

A Perilous Undertaking

by Deanna Raybourn

Mysteries have always been a favorite, and somehow this genre teamed with a female protagonist seems like a hit for me. From enjoying the Tracy Crosswhite series, to adoring Ms.Marple, I sure have a thing for female detectives  and Veronica is definitely a new favorite!Cover The book has a deep wine colored background with a metallic impression of a scene from the book.The cover, as per my understanding interprets a night in the grounds of... continue reading→

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Alternate Opinion: The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

It was during the different kinds of work done during the Great War where the author had decided that he was going to write a story about a fisherman and a boat. He was quite fascinated with the idea but never got around to writing the story until towards the end of his writing career. This short novella won him the Pulitzer Prize and a year later Nobel prize for his career in literature. Hemingway... continue reading→

These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape

by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

Samsa woke up from sleep one day and found himself to be turned into an eight-legged bug. The novella by Fraz Kafka began a sensation. Then began multiple retellings of the same story. But I haven't read anyone like 'Home Coleoptera' inspired by 'The Metamorphosis'. 'These circuses that sweep through the landscape is a beautiful collection of short stories that show us the extraordinary in life. All comprising of beautiful endings this one is a good book... continue reading→