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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 ... 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. ... Read More »

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 1

The Namesake - Book Cover

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 ... Read More »

Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton | Book Review

Once in a while, a writer unintentionally creates a set of characters that become popular beyond his/her imagination and their fan-following becomes almost a cult. Julian, Dick, Georgiana, Anne and Timothy the dog came into existence when Enid Blyton wrote “Five on a Treasure Island“. The story featuring the brave children and their dog on a summer adventure was first ... Read More »

The Templar’s Quest by C. M. Palov | Book Reviews

“The Templar’s Quest” Sounds familiar, isn’t it? Yes, published in 2011, “The Templar’s Quest” is one of those books written in wake of phenomenal success of “Da Vinci Code” which made every reading soul in English world aware of the mysterious Holy Grail. Book Title : The Templar’s Quest Author : C. M. Palov Publisher : Random House (Paperback) Purchase ... Read More »

The Source by James A Michener | Book Review

First published in 1965, “The Source”, by James A Michener, is part of the pool made by the endless number of books written by mankind about God and religion. And yet, it is different in a way that it hardly discusses God and Religion as we are accustomed to see it portrayed in literature. Book Title : The Source Author ... Read More »