Rating: 3⭐/5_________________ Blurb (from Goodreads) Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by the bestselling author of THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER. Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first intake … Continue reading The silk house by Kayte Nunn: a book review!
When Rain turns to Snow by Jane Godwin is a YA contemporary that revolves around two families that harbours secrets from their children. The story is set in Melbourne which evoked familiarity in me. In an effort to find out the truth, one of the kids, Reed Lister, sets out into the world with no … Continue reading When Rain turns to Snow by Jane Godwin : A book review!
I bought this copy at a second hand shop in Mumbai, when I was 19 and ready to go to college. Since then, I tried reading it twice and failed to finish it for the language was too much to get into and I felt discouraged. But I finally picked it up and I am … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A book review!
Rating: 3.5⭐/5____________Written by a psychoanalyst who specialises in the interpersonal aspects of personality disorders, "Why is it always about you?" is a piece of non-fiction that talks about narcissism, its seven deadly traits and how to handle them. The book is very informative and enlightening as it talks about why and how narcissism occurs. The … Continue reading Why is it always about you? By Sandy Hotchkiss : A book review!
The Silence between us is a YA contemporary that features a deaf protagonist, Maya and her life at a new school in Colorado. Maya struggles with fitting in with the hearing kids at Engelmann in the beginning but eventually comes around to making a few friends. Having been around deaf kids most of her life, … Continue reading The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais: A short book review!
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain is one of those writers who touched the deepest recesses of my heart with her poetic and empowering writing. While Sultana's dream is a story of a feminist utopia where women, with the help of science and technology, win wars and preside over the nation, Padmarag is a realistic version of it. … Continue reading Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Padmarag and Sultana’s dream: a short book review.
The title in itself is apt in describing the central theme of the story. Anne Elliot, daughter of Sir Elliot, belongs to a social class of higher standing. Sir Elliot, father of Anne and Miss Elizabeth Elliot, her sister, are both narcissistic and uncaring of Anne's wishes. They are selfish and vain. They care a … Continue reading Persuasion by Jane Austen: A book review!
"God is not made manifest in language, you dope. He's not manifest in anything. He doesn't exist. God was a mistake. I've long understood there is zero difference between me and a bug, or a bug and a river and a river and a voice shouting above it. There's no sense or meaning in anything. … Continue reading Satantango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai: A book review!
Manto's writing exhibits pure talent and precision. His ramblings were really fun and enlightening to read. He clearly loved Bombay and its people. His portrayal of the city's streets, its gangsters, the prostitutes is very engaging and flawless. It paints a very realistic picture in your head. However, at several instances, I got the feeling … Continue reading Bombay Stories by Manto: A book review!
Set in North Carolina 1973, Joyland is a story of a young adult, Devon Jones. After leaving town for a summer job at an amusement park, Devin Jones finds himself learning new things on his new journey. On his first day, Dev meets with Rozzie, the fortune teller, who prognositicates his future and warns him … Continue reading Joyland by Stephen King: A book review!