Book Reviews

Thurston House by Danielle Steel, Review

Thurston House by Danielle Steel, Review

There are some books which just end up on our reading table for a long time, even though we find them sufficiently interesting. Thurston House written by Danielle Steel is one such book, which I managed to finish after a year! To be fair, for 4 months it was at […]

July 12, 2017
Lone Fox Dancing, Ruskin Bond Autobiography Review

Lone Fox Dancing, Ruskin Bond Autobiography Review

We, the humans, are voyeuristic in nature. We love peering into other’s life, and in case a person happens to be famous, our curiosity for them only grows stronger. This is one of the reasons why autobiographies seem to do so well. After all, they let us into the mind […]

July 7, 2017
The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy, Review

The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy, Review

It has been over a year since I last read a novel by Leo Tolstoy, so when I picked up The Cossacks from our bookshelf (originally ordered by my sister), the first thing that struck me was how small and lightweight it was! After all, the other novels by Leo […]

July 5, 2017
The Big Book of Animal Stories by Ruskin Bond

The Big Book of Animal Stories by Ruskin Bond

The Big Book of Animal Stories is the third novel I have read, written by Ruskin Bond, others being Rain in the Mountains and The White Tiger and Other stories. Ever since I read Rain in the Mountains, I have become a fan of Ruskin Bond’s writing, which happens to […]

June 23, 2017
The White Tiger and Other Stories, Ruskin Bond

The White Tiger and Other Stories, Ruskin Bond

I will be very honest at the outset and admit a mistake, maybe I shouldn’t admit. I bought The White Tiger and Other Stories, just by reading Ruskin Bond’s name on it, paying little to no attention to the caption. If I had, I might not have bought it! Because […]

March 23, 2017
Rain in the Mountains by Ruskin Bond

Rain in the Mountains by Ruskin Bond

As I walked into the bookstore, I didn’t know the book I wanted to read, but I wanted something to satiate my hunger for mountain rain, which I was badly missing as I couldn’t travel to hills for couple of weeks. A week had already passed and passing another week […]

August 5, 2016
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Irony knows no bound, neither does destiny. Having left my copy of Thurston House in Haldwani, I was left with no books to read this Monday, until I decided to borrow my sister’s copy of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. She had suggested this book to me on numerous occasions […]

July 13, 2016
Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

Fifty Shades Darker is the second part of Fifty Shades trilogy and continues from where Fifty Shades of Grey ends. While Fifty Shades of Grey has been made famous due to movie, not a lot of people know about Fifty Shades Darker. However this should change next year, when the […]

March 29, 2016
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Is it possible to sympathies or at least try and understand the perspective of a criminal? That too someone who murders with an intent to rob? If you read Crime and Punishment, this is exactly what you would be doing, at least in a way! Since the protagonist, Rodion Raskolnikov, […]

March 16, 2016
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

The Wedding is the sixth novel written by Nicholas Sparks, that I have read and carries on the story in a way from The Notebook, since the protagonist of this novel, Jane is the daughter of Allie and Noah Calhoun, who were the protagonists of The Notebook. While there are […]

March 15, 2016