The Boy in Striped Pyjamas was amongst the simplest and beautiful books I ever read, that turned out to be the most misleading one after some research. There are controversial books like the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and others that get banned and whatnot because the author apparently attempts an attack on something... Continue Reading →
Most amazing books ever written?
Non-fiction was never catchy enough for me until I ventured into ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Harrari. The hype around it being a compendium of humankind’s evolutionary journey to its today’s form is not false at all. For a common reader who often gets obsessed with popular writers’ genius, Yuval Harrari took very little time to become... Continue Reading →
Where shall we go this summer by Anita Desai
One of the most challenging things for a writer is to keep a reader hooked to the end when you’re narrating a flow of conscience. I guess, most writers who have been successful in this haven’t cared about keeping a reader hooked at all. Having to make things ‘entertaining’ or ‘engaging’ often compromises the intensity... Continue Reading →
Book review – Prodigal Son
Sometimes all a literature enthusiast needs is an indulging story that keeps her glued to the book until the end. To narrate a captivating story without falling prey to the urges of including too many literary elements is an impressive skill for me, especially for seasoned writers like Danielle Steel who is arguably a master... Continue Reading →
Mookajjiya Kanasugalu – A review you probably won’t like | Shivarama Karantha
Judging a book by its cover is a crime we often cannot refrain from committing – especially in its literal sense. Even for seasoned writers and readers, the act of making assumptions about the contents of a book just with its cover or title is irresistible. Same happened when I was handed ‘Mookajjiya Kanasugalu’ by... Continue Reading →
Bharatesha Vaibhava by Rathnakara Varni
Bharatesha Vaibhava written by Rathnakara Varni is a manuscript pertaining to Jain literature. It was shunned in the past but is a respected work of literature now.
Do not go by the expression on the cover page. It is a controversy-filled novel alright, but has nothing much to do with sex as compared to the corporate/political mind games and implications that people probably face on an everyday basis. I finished the book a while ago but the reason it occurred to me... Continue Reading →