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Q & A by Vikas Swarup | Book Review

Q & A by Vikas Swarup | Book Review

Vikas Swarup’s debut novel “Q & A” does not need any introduction thanks to the historical success of “Slumdog Millionaire” that made it a household name. The central thought of “Q & A” can be summarized as: A human life is a journey where knowledge comes from unforeseen and unwarranted places. But, this knowledge is the power that someday may change your life forever. Book Title : Q & A Author : Vikas Swarup Genre : Thriller Publisher : RHUK – ; New edition edition (1 February 2006) (Originally published by the following publishers on 1 April 2005) Doubleday/Black Swan ... Read More »

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth | Book Review

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth | Book Review

Ever since his rise to fame with The Day of the Jackal (Published in 1971), Frederick Forsyth has created a niche and fan following. The theme of his stories has travelled through post world war era – to cold war – to troubled Middle East and now international terrorism. Published in 2013 by Random House, The Kill List is latest adventure by him that made to the bestseller list in United States. Book Title : The Kill List Author : Frederick Forsyth Publisher : RHUK (3 September 2013) # of Pages : 352 (Paperback) Purchase Link(s) : Indian readers: Buy ... Read More »

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling | Book Review

When she was struggling to find a publisher for the first Harry Potter book, J K Rowling would not have imagined that once published, this will become an all time bestseller and lead to her writing a series of seven books and a paraphernalia of smaller books that belong to the same magical world including “Quidditch through ages”, “Stories of Beedle the Bard”, “Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them”, etc. As we have mentioned on this blog before, sometimes the creation is so wonderful that the creator is forgotten in its blinding light. The phenomenal success of Harry Potter ... Read More »

Crooked House by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Crooked House by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Crooked House by Agatha Christie was first published in 1949. Reading this book is like travelling along a rapid current, swift and sure in itself but unpredictable and rocky for the rider. You can see that the writer enjoyed creating this set of characters, simple and yet crooked in some way, like most of us. And yes, her customary nursery rhyme that serves as building block is also here: Book Title : Crooked House Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : HarperCollins (2002) Total Pages : 292 Purchase Links : Read More »

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – Deciphered

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant is a series of ten books written by Stephen R. Donaldson, comprising of two trilogies and a tetralogy. Title Year The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever Lord Foul’s Bane 1977 The Illearth War 1978 The Power that Preserves 1979 The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Wounded Land 1980 The One Tree 1982 White Gold Wielder 1983 The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Runes of the Earth 2004 Fatal Revenant 2007 Against All Things Ending 2010 The Last Dark 2013 The protagonist in the story is Thomas Covenant, an embittered and shunned leper ... Read More »

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – White Gold Wielder | Book Review

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – White Gold Wielder | Book Review

Published in 1983, the “White Gold Weilder” formed the third and final part of the second chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the series portraying his adventures in the Land with Linden Avery. Book Title : The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – White Gold Wielder Author : Stephen Donaldson Publisher : Gateway (3 October 2013) Total Pages : 421 Purchase Links : Purchase @ Amazon.com Purchase @ Amazon.In When we left them at the end of second book, “The One Tree“, it appeared that everything was lost. The only plausible solution to end the Land’s plight of Sunbane was to re-form ... Read More »