Book Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay is one person’s journey to Kashmir, amidst political chaos. With a steady increase in the number of militants and the continued war between the locals and the army, Shalini (our protagonist) is looking for answers which are not exactly important in the bigger scheme of things. Narrated in shiftingContinue reading “Book Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay”

Latitudes of Longing by Subhangini Swarup|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): ‘Intense, lyrical, and powerful … This is a remarkable debut.’ – Jeet Thayil An astounding exploration of intense longings, Shubhangi Swarup’s novel begins in the depths of the Andaman Sea, and follows geological and emotional faultlines through the Irrawaddy delta and the tourist-trap of Thamel, to end amidst the highest glaciers andContinue reading “Latitudes of Longing by Subhangini Swarup|Book Review|”

Book Review: Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif|War, grief and loss under a new light|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): An American pilot crash lands in the desert, unprepared for any situation that can’t be resolved with the After Eight mints in his survival kit. Hallucinating palm trees and dehydrating isn’t Major Ellie’s idea of a good time, but he figures it’s less of a hassle than another marital spat back home.Continue reading “Book Review: Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif|War, grief and loss under a new light|”

The Color Purple by Alice Walker|September BOTM- Banned Book Club|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls ‘father’, she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into anContinue reading “The Color Purple by Alice Walker|September BOTM- Banned Book Club|”

e-ARC Review: The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise

Blurb (as on Goodreads): From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his burgeoning relationship with a seamstress intent on inspiring dramatic political change Alex Cohen, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory. Alex reluctantly assumesContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise”

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami|Why my emotions are all over the place|

Yes, I finally read a book by the outstanding, Haruki Murakami. Norwegian Wood can be termed as a romance, a tale of lost love and moving on. Here are a few things that touched my heart: Raw, vulnerable characters, who are extremely unpredictable and spontaneous. Watanabe, Midori, and Naoko are so different from each other.Continue reading “Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami|Why my emotions are all over the place|”

Book Review: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adèle Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. But one day, she simply vanishes into thin air. When Georges Gorski,Continue reading “Book Review: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet”

Book Review: The Assassination- A Novel of 1984 by Vikram Kapur|Intense, poignant and tragic|

The Assassination- A novel of 1984 Author: Vikram Kapur Publisher: Speaking Tiger Genre: Literary Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): To Deepa, Prem gave no hint of the churning inside him. In front of her he affected a cheery demeanour, indulging her in her plans for their honeymoon, which she kept revising. It was a welcomeContinue reading “Book Review: The Assassination- A Novel of 1984 by Vikram Kapur|Intense, poignant and tragic|”

Book Review: A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman

A Horse Walks into a Bar Author: David Grossman Publisher: Penguin Genre: Literary Fiction (Israel) Winner: The Man Booker International Prize, 2017 Blurb (as on Goodreads): The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage;Continue reading “Book Review: A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman”

Book Review: Men and Dreams in the Dauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu

Men and Dreams in the Dauladhar Author: Kochery C. Shibu Publisher: Niyogi Books Genre: Indian Literature, Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): A hydro power project in the remote Himalayas. Three people brought together by fate. Nanda, an engineer from Kerala at the dam construction site hiding from his past, from the law, torn between theContinue reading “Book Review: Men and Dreams in the Dauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu”