The God of Small Things

by Arundhati Roy

I sit in front the computer with a pressure to the paramount, to do justice to a piece of literature which may have been the most accurate of my idea of a modern classic. I am continuously haunted by the possibility of me not appropriately putting my thoughts across about the book that has won India its Man Booker prize in 1997. Arundhati Roy is an inspiration for all the architects and writers alike. Architects?... continue reading→

Eterlimus

by Aziz Hamza

Roman empire has astonished me since I read Julius Ceaser. Therefore when I received this book for reviewing I instantly said yes. This is written by an author from Saudi which further aggravated my curiosity. History immortalizes both the names of the greats and the tyrants without making a distinction between them. Cover page Eterlimus is a story of Rome hence the classical architecture is very much expected in the cover-page. But what really attracted... continue reading→

Poor Little Rich Slum

by Rashmi Bansal, Deepak Gandhi

Poor Little Rich Slum is a book I picked up out of curiosity. I had enough about Dharavi and redevelopment projects. I just wanted to see another perspective to it. I did not learn something new out of the book, but I definitely came across a fine writing. The book is a piece of art with an amazing collection of photos and beautiful presentation. We wish they would not exist, but we cannot wish them... continue reading→

Movie Adaptation - The DUFF II

“The DUFF” is a book I read after I watched the trailer of the movie. The trailer was cute and the female lead seemed like she had substance. This was the reason I decided to pick up the book and read before watching the movie. The book The book was not what I expected. I assumed it to be an exceptional young adult romance, looking at the reviews from other bloggers. But it was a... continue reading→

“The DUFF” is a book I read after I watched the trailer of the movie. The trailer was cute and the female lead seemed like she had substance. This was the reason I decided to pick up the book and read before watching the movie.

The book

The book was not what I expected. I assumed it to be an exceptional young adult romance, looking at the reviews from other bloggers. But it was a massive disappointment. Every scene in the book was meaningless. The paragraphs felt like they were forcibly put there. The romance seemed shallow. The author tried to compensate for all these with some quirky dialogues here and there, but that too got predictable at one point. I could not wait to finish the book!

The movie

The movie started out well. The female lead was quirky and always kept me on my foot. The male lead was someone I disliked the most! His characterization was also little skewed I felt. I mean how could he have been a player if he was a pet to the most famous girl in the school? The two friends of Bianca had little part to play in the movie. They were just sprinkled there to make the screen look pretty. Again a shallow characterization.

It has also spoilt Toby Tucker for me. He was probably the only sweet person in the entire book!

In the end, it isn’t about popularity or even getting the guy. It is about understanding that no matter what label is thrown your way, only you can define yourself.

Who wins?

Overall the movie was really shallow. If you want to watch the female lead please go ahead and watch it. I found myself regretting over wasting my time over the movie halfway.

The book is something I would not recommend to anyone who takes reading seriously. It is that bad.

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Hooker Heels

by Ryan Ringbloom

Ryan has been very kind to send me her book, this time around too. And I am on cloud nine. This time, I also have a set of questions which she has answered about her writing. You can find it here. I have already said enough about it already and it is no secret that I love it. So here is the review describing different aspects of the book. I didn’t have much to add... continue reading→

Author Interview - Ryan Ringbloom on Hooker Heels II

Short review of Hooker Heels Hooker Heels is a story of a woman who is looking for short cuts in life. She does not believe in herself enough to work her way through things. Instead, she sleeps her way through them. Yes, she is a hooker. Kenna does not know any better. But then she meets Zack and everything changes. Zack is a billionaire with a heart which is priceless. She learns about bigger things... continue reading→