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
Secret of Nagas by Amish Tripathi

Secret of Nagas by Amish Tripathi

Three years ago I read the story of a Tibetan tribal, handpicked by a powerful king to save India. The man chosen for the task was unsure of his own power, ignorant of his destiny. As the ignorant yet benevolent Shiva scuffed at strong headed Suryavanshis, fell in love with […]

by September 19, 2013 Review
Midnight in Death by J. D. Robb

Midnight in Death by J. D. Robb

“Murder knows no traditions. It ignores sentiments. It takes no holidays.” The ominous opening lines of my latest read Midnight in Death by J. D. Robb aka Nora Roberts sent a shiver down my spine. After hobnobbing with witty Gauri and impressive Holmes, I thought a pure murder mystery would […]

by September 17, 2013 e-Books, Review