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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I was first acquainted with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights during my Masters. One of my professors lavished high praises on this novel, ascribing it as an unwomanly writing of a brilliant 19th century woman writer. However, I was less than impressed with a writer, who herself considered her work to […]

by August 29, 2010 Review
A Spoke in the Wheel by Amita Kanekar

A Spoke in the Wheel by Amita Kanekar

I have just finished reading ‘A Spoke in the Wheel’ by Amita Kanekar, a historical fiction that revolves around Buddha and Asoka. The protagonist of the novel is Upali, a Buddhist Monk, who wishes to write the story of Buddha’s life minus all the myths and fanciful legends. However, the […]

by August 28, 2010 Review
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

I have just finished reading India by Sanjeev Bhaskar. For the uninitiated, Sanjeev Bhaskar is ‘Sanjeev Kumar’ of the famous Celebrity Chat Show ‘The Kumars at No. 42’. The book caught my attention as it was presented as ‘One Man’s Personal Journey Round the Subcontinent’ and Sanjeev has stated in […]

by August 19, 2010 Review
Age of Kali by William Dalrymple

Age of Kali by William Dalrymple

I read City of Djinns by William Dalrymple and fell in love with his easy going, unbiased and interesting way of telling history. With great expectations, I picked up William’s next offering; Age of Kali and I got the shock of my life. After being used to his affable, patronizing […]

by August 19, 2010 Review
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

After quite a long time, I read a short, sweet classic story and I am feeling really good after reading it. ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott is a story of March family, consisting of an absent father, a loving mother and four lovely sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. […]

by August 16, 2010 Review

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

This week is turning out to be a mystery week. I have read three mysteries in a row. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest’ by Steig Larsson followed by ‘The Lost Symbol’ by Dan Brown. Well, I should not be making a […]

by August 15, 2010 Review
The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Steig Larsson

The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Steig Larsson

The Swedish Author Steig Larsson wrote three crime novels, before he unexpectedly died in 2004. After his death, those novels were translated in English by Reg Keeland under the names of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, ‘The Girl who Played with Fire’ and ‘The Girl who kicked the Hornets’ […]

by August 15, 2010 Review
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

The name ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ was intriguing enough to draw me towards this book and as I anticipated, the novel is a murder mystery written with a penchant by Late Steig Larsson, a Swedish author. The main characters of novel are Michael Blomkvist-an Investigative Journalist and Lisbeth […]

by August 14, 2010 Review