Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen|#AustenBookClub BOTM-March

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Jane Austen’s first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learnsContinue reading “Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen|#AustenBookClub BOTM-March”

Book Review: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen|A wicked society and a lot of moral clashes|

We have all been more or less to blame … every one of us, excepting Fanny’ Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with only her cousin Edmund as an ally. When Fanny’s uncle is absentContinue reading “Book Review: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen|A wicked society and a lot of moral clashes|”

The Essence of Delhi: Stories and Essays|Revisit Delhi through notable writers|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): One of the meanings of the word ‘olio’ is ‘a miscellany’. the books in the aleph olio series contain a mélange of the finest writing to be had on a variety of Indian themes—the great cities, aspects of Indian culture and civilization, uniquely Indian phenomena. Filled with insights and haunting evocations ofContinue reading “The Essence of Delhi: Stories and Essays|Revisit Delhi through notable writers|”

Emma by Jane Austen|A complex society, a clueless protagonist and an unexpected proposal|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Emma Woodhouse, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, thinks a little too highly of herself and entertains herself by meddling in the affairs of others. She is blind to her own feelings and dangerously insensitive to the feeling of others. The results are not always to her liking.Continue reading “Emma by Jane Austen|A complex society, a clueless protagonist and an unexpected proposal|”

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera |Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places, brilliant and playful reflections, and aContinue reading “The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera |Book Review|”

e-ARC Review: The Ballad of Huck and Miguel by Tim DeRoche

Blurb (as on Goodreads): In this retelling of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today. Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father, Pap, Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel, an illegal immigrant who has beenContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Ballad of Huck and Miguel by Tim DeRoche”

Book Review: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars Author: David Guterson Publisher: Bloomsbury (Modern Classics Edition) Genre: Classic, Mystery Blurb (as on Goodreads): Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1995 and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can affordContinue reading “Book Review: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson”

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Genre: Classic Blurb (as on Goodreads): As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half-century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. AsContinue reading “Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell”

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” The Handmaid’s Tale Publisher: Vintage Classics Blurb (as on Goodreads): Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures insteadContinue reading “Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”