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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike series) by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) | Book Reviews

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike series) by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) | Book Reviews

This second adventure by private detective Cormoran Strike was published in June, 2014. When we left Strike and Robin at the end of “The Cuckoo’s Calling“, they had just solved their first celebrity case and also started to bond. Book Title : The Solkworm Author : Robert Galbraith (Pen Name of J.K. Rowling) Genre : Crime Thriller, Detective Fiction Publisher : Sphere (19 June 2014), Mulholland Books (June 19, 2014) Total Pages : 464 (Paperback/hardcover) Purchase Links : Buy The Silkworm from Amazon.Com Buy The Silkworm from Amazon India The Plot We meet them now in the following year, the ... Read More »

Gillian Flynn – Book reviews

Gillian Flynn – Book reviews

Gillian Flynn hit the peak of fame with the 2014 movie adaptation of her novel “Gone Girl” directed by David Fincher. But “Gone Girl” is the third book written by her, following “Sharp Objects” and “Dark Places“, all set in the mid-western state of Missouri in USA, where she was born and raised. Daughter of a film studies professor and a reading-comprehension teaching mother, Gillian followed in their footsteps as she did her undergraduate degrees in English and journalism followed by a Master’s degree in Journalism. She worked as a trade writer, police reporter, entertainment critic, etc. but after spending ... Read More »

The Cuckoo’s Calling  (Cormoran Strike series) by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) | Book Reviews

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike series) by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) | Book Reviews

J K Rowling is undoubtedly one of the most gifted writers around today. The fact is self-evident considering the super success of her Harry Potter series. We never had enough of it. Then she departed from the world of magic and wrote a tale of small town (The Casual Vacancy) located in the very real world that we are living in, without shying away from voicing the biggest problems we are facing – the dissipation of our youngsters and the blurry lines around morals and depravity of the older generations. But, her prime message always remains that of hope and ... Read More »

Vikas Swarup | Introduction to An Author

Vikas Swarup | Introduction to An Author

Writing is a calling that wasn’t always on the list of most recommended vocations, especially when the authors were at mercy of big publication houses. Poets had to have a “job-that-paid-bills”, and practice the writing in a corner of their study with a hope that some day their work will see the light of the day in form of a published book. But digital evolution has also revolutionized the way books are written and published these days. If you have a story to tell, there certainly is an audience in some corner of the world that would love to hear ... Read More »

Aap Ki Khatir – The Wedding Date – Asking for Trouble | Movies cum Book Review

Aap Ki Khatir – The Wedding Date – Asking for Trouble | Movies cum Book Review

The way Bollywood movies take inspiration from international films has been a running joke for decades. There was a positive campaign of spotting copied scenes and sequences in Bollywood films once Indian cinema fans acquired access to internet and therefore movies all over the world. Sajid Khan hosted some really funny TV shows (like Kehne Mein Kya Harz Hai) in early 1990’s when the cable TV had just made first appearance in India. But then it is often hard to find a story idea that no one has used ever before, isn’t it? Introduction to the case study One “not-so-old” ... Read More »

The Fall of Pritu: Juggernaut | Vedic Sci-Fi Thriller | Book Reviews

The Fall of Pritu: Juggernaut | Vedic Sci-Fi Thriller | Book Reviews

Indian mythology is the richest one in terms of content, knowledge, science, wisdom and other positive attributes. Sometimes however it is mis-understood by many due to ritual-coated mis-representation of the same. If anything is represented to us, as a human being, as a possessor of a brain, it is our responsibility is to evaluate it truly. We must ask all our genuine questions to resolve the doubts. We need to keep our minds open. Recently we have seen a lot of Indian and foreign authors try to re-tell various segments from Indian mythology from their own perspective. And it is ... Read More »