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Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

I had heard, never judge a book by its cover, but sadly I failed to understand that the warning includes the cleverly worded blurb too! Till now, I have been selecting books on the basis of short summary printed on the back, but after the present novel, I seriously doubt […]

by August 27, 2012 Review

Selvi by R. K. Narayan

R.K. Narayan’s short stories are invariably getting longer. As I reached his sixth story, Selvi, it is almost 20 pages long, and is quite heavy in import, characterization as well as content. Strangely, I found Selvi, to be strikingly similar to Rosie in Guide. Though, Selvi, unlike Rosie does not […]

by August 19, 2012 Review
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

As a student, I always regarded history as boring and impersonal, but as I read Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, I was dumbstruck with the sheer impression history can make. Hilary Mantel has very wisely chosen a stormy period in Tudor History, and has successfully created a wonderful story, by […]

by August 13, 2012 Review
The Roman Image by R.K. Narayan

The Roman Image by R.K. Narayan

The Roman Image sees the return of Talkative Man as the central figure, after A Night of Cyclone and Lawley Road. TM re enters and takes center stage in this story of archaeology and discovery where TM becomes the assistant of an archaeologist, a man detached from his fellow beings, […]

by August 3, 2012 Review
Cross Country by James Patterson

Cross Country by James Patterson

“Georgetown, Washington DC The name of the family was Cox, the father a very successful lawyer, but the target was the mother, Ellie Randall Cox….’The Tiger’ had given out guns to his team and the only instruction ‘The mother is mine. Kill the rest” And, thus begins the thrilling novel […]

by July 29, 2012 Review
A Night of Cyclone by R.K. Narayan

A Night of Cyclone by R.K. Narayan

A Night of Cyclone by R. K. Narayan is the next story in the collection A Town Called Malgudi, that I have been reading for the last few days. Just like Lawley Road, this story is also narrated by Talkative Man (TM). However, this time the story is not based […]

by July 26, 2012 Review
Kayakalp by Premchand

Kayakalp by Premchand

Kayakalp by Premchand is his second novel I have read so far. And, I must say that even if Premchand wrote nothing else than Nirmala and Kayakalp, these two novels are more than sufficient to establish him as one of the greatest Indian writers. He has singlehandedly won my praise […]

by July 17, 2012 Review
A Breath of Lucifer by R.K. Narayan

A Breath of Lucifer by R.K. Narayan

For man, eyes are God’s greatest gift, as they help us in seeing, believing and grasping the beauty and charm of nature, and the evil intentions or noble causes of men in general. If something goes wrong with this most prestigious present, then the strongest of us would find it […]

by July 8, 2012 Review