Book Review – Anya’s Lyric

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I have known Nikhil Kumar ever since I started blogging 8 years back. I knew him as the funny guy – someone who was (and is) capable of making me laugh uproariously with his witty blog posts. So, imagine my surprise when I started reading this novel of his, which was a poignant tale of

Guardian Angels – Book Review

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A few days back I was surprised to find a mail from Rohit Gore asking me if I would be interested in reviewing his latest novel. I had no idea how to react. I do not read much of Indian authors because of Chetan-o-phobia. I know I am generalizing here and that is why I

Just Married Please Excuse

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To be honest, enjoying reading modern Indian writers is a bit of a rarity for me. Whisking aside books that have made a big impact worldwide like The God of Small Things, Interpreter of Maladies, Midnight's Children, The Inheritance of Loss to name a few, I do not enjoy picking up an Indian author. Maybe

Night train to Lisbon

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Can God create a stone He couldn't lift? If not, then he isn't almighty; if yes, He isn't either, for now there is a stone He cannot lift. This book was like poetry. Sentences flew out of the book like lyrics of an old forgotten song and I secretly wished for the book to never

The Book Thief

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"When everything was quiet. I went up to the corridor and the curtain of the living room was open just a crack....I could see outside. I watched, only for a few seconds." He had not seen the outside world for twenty-two months. There was no anger or reproach. "How did it look?" Max lifted his

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Book Review

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One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls. While I was reading The Kite Runner, I wondered how much pain the author himself had to go through in his life to write this story? Its said that you can't understand the pain

The Kite Runner and the Loot

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I have been toying with the idea of writing this post from a long time. Largely because it is about a book about which a lot has been written and said and accepted. It took me almost a year to pick up a copy and buy it. Its hard to describe this syndrome, when you