Human Acts

by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith

Han Kang stirred the literature world last year with her book ‘Vegetarian’ which went on to win the Booker prize for fiction. Deborah Smith had translated the book from Korean. While the book is still one of the most sold books, Deborah Smith has gone ahead to translate another book by the same author. ‘Human Acts’, this time, brings to us the reeking stench of civil war between its pages. Someone has said: the country... continue reading→

Strung with love

Nothing screams love as poetry does. Writing poems expressing love in all its forms is the most human thing to do. From poems that talk about the sensuous high love gives you , to the heart ripping agony that heartache brings – Poetry is almost a synonym of love. I for one absolutely love poetry , as it is the finest way to channel emotions. One can truly pour out their heart in these lines... continue reading→


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... continue reading→


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... 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... continue reading→