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The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler | Book Review

The name Jane Austen has come to symbolise the romance, the wit and the conjugal happiness of the 18th Century England. The six stories written by her have proved to be evergreen. Generations past have enjoyed them and without a doubt generations to come will. At any point of time, there are going to be millions of ‘Austenites’ in this world. We meet a few of them in the funny little book called ‘The Jane Austen Book Club’. While the premise is good, the author doesn’t seem to exploit it to the fullest. Book Title : The Jane Austen Book ... Read More »

The Silver Castle by Clive James | Book Review

“The Silver Castle” by Clive James is an attempt to describe life in Mumbai as seen by a foreigner. Set in and around the bollywood of ‘90s, the story certainly had potential. Book Title : The Silver Castle Author : Clive James Publisher : Random House (First U.S. Edition) Purchase Links : Buy The Silver Castle from Amazon.com Buy The Silver Castle from Flipkart.com We meet Sanjay in a slum of Mumbai, who happens to visit a film set called “The Silver Castle” while he is very young. Soon after, he deserts his family and becomes one of the numerous ... Read More »

Bankerupt By Ravi Subramanian | Book Reviews

Bankerupt By Ravi Subramanian | Book Reviews

Ravi Subramanian is an author by passion and a banker by profession. He authored 6 books so far and aims to write at least 50 more! Book Title : Bankerupt Author : Ravi Subramanian Publisher : Penguin Purchase Links : Buy from Amazon.com Buy From Amazon.in Buy from Flipkart Being a banker by himself he holds an authority to write about banking and the world of money. Usually that world, full of figures may not appeal everyone and it is not cup of tea for everyone to swim inside the same. Some people find it boring, which makes his job ... Read More »

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 2

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 2

Though it is mainly the story of Gogol, as we went through in Part 1, ‘The Namesake” also vividly captures the journey of his parents through their lives. Ashoke, a brilliant young engineer, come to the land of dreams to make his contribution to the research work done by the best minds in the world. We trace him from a young, enthusiastic next-door lad to someone who survives a catastrophe and accepts the new life as a miracle. He decides to expand his limits and see the world before it is too late. And Ashima, a shy, young girl, who ... Read More »

The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum | Book Review

Robert Ludlum started his career as an actor and theatrical producer and later became a best-selling author. His books had such a wide fan-following that even after his death in 2001, his name kept appearing on the titles of many best-sellers which were written by other writers. The name “Robert Ludlum” had become synonymous for the genre of crime thrillers. The curious co-incident is that Robert Ludlum himself went by the pen-name of ‘Jonathan Ryder’ and ‘Michael Shepherd’ for brief periods. Book Title : The Road to Gandolfo Author : Robert Ludlum Publisher : Bantam (1992) Purchase Links : Buy ... Read More »

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 1

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 1

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – William Shakespeare “The Namesake”, the critically acclaimed book by Jhumpa Lahiri, first published in 2004 by Harper Parennial, revolves around the eternal questions. The sense of belonging that is so important to a human being, where does it come from? Where do we derive our identities from, Parents, Family, Place of Birth, Friends or the Place that we call home most of our life? Book Title : The Namesake Author : Jhumpa Lahiri Publisher : Mariner Books (September 1, 2004) Purchase ... Read More »