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Collected Stories by Anita Desai

Collected Stories by Anita Desai

Fasting Feasting was my first encounter with Anita Desai’s writing. The book jolted me emotionally. I became an ardent fan of hers and religiously devoured Clear Light of Day and ‘Baumgartner’s Bombay‘. I like her style of writing in lyrical, fluid language, fusing imageries and dreams to create an impressive […]

by August 1, 2010 Review
Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel set in Highbury, the country side of England, adjacent to London. The main protagonist of the novel is Emma Woodhouse, a rich, handsome and clever girl, who happens to have too much free time, with nothing significant to do. Emma, with her fertile […]

by July 30, 2010 Review
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown was written in 2000 and adapted into a movie in 2009 starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. I had seen the movie and believed that ‘Angels and Demons’ was written after ‘Da Vinci Code‘ as a sequel but only after reading Angels and Demons, […]

by July 26, 2010 Review
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I was hoping to read Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown for quite some time, given the buzz it created when released first. But, the book seemed to be perpetually listed on the ‘already issued’ category of the local library. At last, this Monday, I got my copy of Da […]

by July 21, 2010 Review
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Just day before yesterday, I was impressed by Chitra’s ingenious remark ” Names are graceless conveniences” in her novel ‘The Vine of Desire‘, and then I stumbled upon a novel entirely based on names and their role in our lives. Yes, I am talking about Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake’, the […]

by July 18, 2010 Review
Vine of Desire by Chitra Divakaruni

Vine of Desire by Chitra Divakaruni

I have just finished reading ‘Vine of Desire’ by Chitralekha Banerjee Divakaruni and after one and a half days of emotional roller coaster ride, I just could not stop myself from writing a review. The story of ‘Vine of Desire’ is centered around the two famous characters – Anju and […]

by July 16, 2010 Review
Home by Manju Kapur

Home by Manju Kapur

‘Home’ is the first novel of Manju Kapur that I read recently. Though, she attained fame with her first novel ‘Difficult Daughters’, which I haven’t had the fortune to read as yet, her ‘Home’ has indeed stirred my interest in reading her books. ‘Home’ revolves around the family of Banwari […]

by July 14, 2010 Review

Maya running by Anjali banerjee

‘Maya Running’ by Anjali Banerjee revolves around Maya, a Bengali girl born and brought up in Canada. She was unhappy with the way she was, could not speak Bangla, was unaware of her rich culture and heritage and felt herself a stranger among the fair complexioned Canadians. Maya longed for […]

by July 13, 2010 Review