Review

Julie & Julia : Movie

Julie & Julia : Movie

I have just finished watching Julie & Julia, a movie contrasting the lives of Julia Child (a chef and cookery book writer of 1950s) and Julie Powell (a New York based blogger & aspiring writer). And though I am neither a great cook nor a foodie, I simply loved the […]

by January 26, 2014 Review
Pike Place by Marilyn Howard Tschudi

Pike Place by Marilyn Howard Tschudi

Just finished reading Pike Place, debut novel by Marilyn Howard Tschudi. When I downloaded it as an ebook courtesy Amazon I scarcely thought that a debutant could write such a strong book, especially as it centered around a kid acting as sleuth. However as I continued, the story became larger […]

by November 9, 2013 e-Books, Review
Five Orange Pips by Arthur Conan Doyle

Five Orange Pips by Arthur Conan Doyle

An envelope with five dried Orange Pips is received by a rich man, baffling him to make a will in hurry and within seven weeks, he dies in his own garden. The same incident repeats with his inheritor and he too dies within three days. Now, the same innocuous envelope […]

by November 4, 2013 Review
Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle

Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle

In my last review A Case Of Identity I acclaimed that I have stopped expecting murder mysteries from Doyle and am enjoying the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as pure detective fiction. But it seems Arthur is hell bent on making my perspective change at every turn as the very next […]

by October 28, 2013 Review
Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

It is impossible to satiate curiosity of Human mind. Often we wish to unveil what is hidden irrespective of the consequences our irresponsible pricking may yield. Though we try to ignore the faint cry of our soul in favour of noisy outdoors but at times it becomes so dominant that […]

by October 26, 2013 e-Books, Review
Incidents in Life of A Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs

Incidents in Life of A Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs

A few days ago, I read Yellow Crocus, my first ever tryst with a story based on slavery in America. And the very first novel on this sensitive topic had made me curious enough to dig out classics on Slave-hood. And as I searched Amazon for some good books on […]

by October 23, 2013 e-Books, Review
A Case Of Identity by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Case Of Identity by Arthur Conan Doyle

In A Case Of Identity by Arthur Conan Doyle, a young woman with considerable income falls in love with a man, much against her stepfather’s wishes. The young couple seek each other’s company furtively for a short time and then with the blessing of lady’s mother, decide to marry. But, […]

by October 18, 2013 Review
Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Yellow Crocus, the debut novel by Laila Ibrahim was a total revelation to me. I had never before read a novel based on slavery in America and as I read the present novel set in the early 19th Century, strange customs and brazen brutality of slaveholders jolted me. Though, thankfully […]

by September 29, 2013 e-Books, Review