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A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson | Book Review

Every student feels that textbooks are the most efficient soporifics, especially science textbooks. Why most of us feel bored after reading a paragraph or two of an article on science (if it is not about something dazzling that would radically change your daily life)? Related reading for you: Longitude by Dava Sobel | Book Review A more perfect heaven by ... Read More »

Reading and Writing by Sir V.S. Naipaul| Book Review

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul’s name brings to our mind an image of an immensely successful writer. Born to an immigrant family of Indian origin in Trinidad (West Indies) on 17 August 1932, V S Naipaul moved to England in 1950 when he won the scholarship to study at Oxford. He started writing in early ’50s and over the years has ... Read More »

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Published in 1936, The ABC Murders added significantly to Agatha Christie’s fame as a genius of a crime-writer. The book is considered one of her best works and is a thrilling adventure from start to end.The book features Hercule Poirot in his full glory along with Arthur Hastings and Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard. The chase starts when Poirot receives ... Read More »

The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Published in 1931, “The Sittaford Mystery” by Agatha Christie is set in the tiny, isolated village in Dartmoor. A Mrs. Willet and her daughter has come to live at this outlandish place in dead of winter and are paying a very high rent for the house of Mr. Trevelyan. Related reading for you: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha ... Read More »

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie| Book Review

“The Secret Adversary” by Agatha Christie, is her second published work after “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” and like the later it first appeared as a series of seventeen episodes in “The Times” – weekly edition during August – December, 1921, followed by publication in the book format in 1922. Related reading for you: N or M by Agatha Christie ... Read More »

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Book Review

“The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie, first published in 1926, is one of her most widely read masterpieces featuring Hercule Poirot and has been adapted for many theatrical and cinematic ventures. Related reading for you: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie|Book Review Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie| Book Review The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha ... Read More »