The only book I’d read of William Shakespeare was Timon of Athens. As time passed, I thought, maybe I should be reading his more popular works like Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It. But then my book list kept expanding (and still does) to the point where I did not want to concentrate on one author at all times. There is another reason, but I’ll reveal it as I round off this review.
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War Poems by Christopher Pascale | Book Review
The style of writing is simple, almost like a narration, but there is music in this style of poetry. It’s the simplicity that hits you with the force of a battering ram. There isn’t any explanation as to why you feel the load crushing your chest as you read the poems, aside from the fact that they are as beautifully realistic as a poem could possibly be.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | Book Review
I can’t even begin to express what I feel after reading Gone Girl. I’d watched the movie with friends and had been left feeling shocked and uneasy. For some reason, revisiting all that seemed like a good idea at the time I bought the book. Not such a good one now! It is said that most of the times, books are much better than the movies that are based on them. But in this case, I cannot decide which is better.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson | Book Review
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is a purely unbiased biography of who could possibly be the most influential visionary the world has ever seen. Yes, at the time, he seemed to have been overhyped. He was worshipped like a God. But after reading Isaacson’s well-researched account of Jobs’ life, I think that maybe he was a God in his own ways.
Scion of Ikshvaku (Ramchandra 1) by Amish | Book Review
Scion of Ikshvaku came out in 2015 and had been sitting on my bookshelf ever since. I don’t have any particular reason why I put off reading Scion of Ikshvaku. Maybe I wanted to be able to give it my everything, maybe I wanted to treasure it for far longer than seemed apparent and fair. I don’t really know how that worked. But I finally picked it up.
Melody’s Key by Dallas Coryell | Book Review
The blurb to Melody’s Key has a pretty interesting ring to it. So when I got the chance to read and review the book, I went ahead immediately. The book starts off on quite a comic note, one that many people find themselves in.
AB de Villiers – Decoding Mr. 360 In His Own Words | Thoughts
It is common knowledge that South African cricketer AB de Villiers is a phenomenon on his own. I don’t think any cricketer is loved as unconditionally across nations as he is. His humility, his humanity, his understated swashbuckling nature, his devotion to the sport and his family, and his smile that reflects his good natured heart are what defines him. And to read his story in his own words – sometimes heartwarmingly humorous – in AB de Villiers – The Autobiography, was something of an emotional journey for me as a quiet admirer.
Us by David Nicholls | Book Review
It was on a grim, depressing day that I picked up ‘Us’ by David Nicholls. Walking around the bookstore in the mall that I usually go to when I need some me time, I spotted this book sitting against a number of Agatha Christies – a very unusual place to be, in my opinion. The very intriguing cover piqued my dull senses and I gave the blurb a once over.
False Ceilings by Amit Sharma | Book Review
Author Amit Sharma’s book, False Ceilings, I have to admit, is a pleasant surprise in terms of how strongly it makes you feel nostalgic and want to go back to reading history as soon as possible. The summary at the back of the book provides a certain level of intrigue that is added to by the muted impressiveness of the front cover.
Dear Sakhi – The Lost Journals Of The Ladies Of Hastinapur by Sharath Komarraju | Book Review
The reason I picked up this book is that it is related to the Hastinapur series by Sharath Komarraju. When I finished The Rise of Hastinapur, I knew there was a long wait before the next book came out and I was mighty disappointed. But Sharath Komarraju offered me this: Dear Sakhi: The Lost JournalsContinue reading “Dear Sakhi – The Lost Journals Of The Ladies Of Hastinapur by Sharath Komarraju | Book Review”