Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura

Shreyansh’s love for Murakami shines through the pages of his first novella, The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer. K, a video game enthusiast has been having recurring dreams of being lost in a mansion, the walls pressing on him and mysteries lying in plain sight. His lifestyle isn’t the most healthy one, which consistsContinue reading “Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura”

Book Review: Waiting by Nighat Gandhi

The fight for gender equality had been long and tiring, and even then women today find themselves in unexplainable and unacceptable situations in the name of religion and patriarchy. Nighat Gandhi’s ‘Waiting’ is a collection of 13 stories that shoves us into the lives of thirteen different women, caught in the monotony of life, lookingContinue reading “Book Review: Waiting by Nighat Gandhi”

Book Review: My Father Drank my Lover and Other Stories by Ashok Banker

Blurb (as on Goodreads): An eclectic collection of short stories inspired by mythology, fantasy, sci-fi and the paranormal. A bag travels the universe looking for evil, bigoted civilizations to consume. The machinations of a dark and terrible goddess lead to unexpected outcomes. A girl child is married off in a technologically advanced dystopic world steeped inContinue reading “Book Review: My Father Drank my Lover and Other Stories by Ashok Banker”

Book Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Language of Thorns Author: Leigh Bardugo Publisher: Imprint Genre: Fantasy, Short Stories Blurb (as on Goodreads): Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms andContinue reading “Book Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo”

Book Review: Pure Hollywood and other stories by Christine Schutt

Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories Author: Christine Schutt Publisher: Grove Atlantic Genre: Short Stories, Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): “With terse sentences that read like poetry, Schutt strips each scene of excess context and cuts to the heart of the moment…Schutt’s haunting yet lyrical words linger long after the final page.”–Los Angeles Times Hailed byContinue reading “Book Review: Pure Hollywood and other stories by Christine Schutt”

Book Review: Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer

Tell Tale Author: Jeffrey Archer Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: Anthology Jeffrey Archer bring to us, a collection of 14 short and adventurous stories, most of them inspired by real events. This is a wonderful and diverse collection of stories and I had a great time reading all of them. Here are my thoughts on eachContinue reading “Book Review: Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer”

Book Review: Love, loss and some deaths by Arka Datta

Love, Loss and Some Deaths Author: Arka Datta Genre: Thriller, Fiction Five short and scary stories, the one hour I gave to this book was worth it. This is a short review because I couldn’t write much without giving away the plot. Now, who likes to be a spoilt-sport? 5 stories, each creating an impactContinue reading “Book Review: Love, loss and some deaths by Arka Datta”

Book Review: Why so Twisted by Vinayak Nadkarni

Why So Twisted: It’s not always about the first impressions! Author: Vinayak Nadkarni Publisher: Notion Press Genre: Fiction, Anthology Blurb (as on Goodreads): Life is unexpected in every sense. We did not expect to be born and we do not expect to be able to predict the path our lives will take. That’s what makesContinue reading “Book Review: Why so Twisted by Vinayak Nadkarni”

Book Review: These Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm.

These Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape Author: Tejaswini Apte-Rahm Publisher: Aleph Book Company Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories Blurb (as on Goodreads): A fanatical collector of beetles finds out too late where his passion has led him. A woman out on a shopping spree in a glitzy mall finds she can’t go home again. AContinue reading “Book Review: These Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm.”