Book Reviews

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
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby is the first novel I have read, which was written by Charles Dickens. I bought it as I was on the verge of finishing War and Peace and wished to read more classics. While I had bought The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky along with this novel, I […]

March 14, 2016
Fifty Shades of Grey, book review

Fifty Shades of Grey, book review

I had heard about Fifty Shades of Grey a while ago; however I never really thought about reading it, until one fine day when talking with a friend just made me more curious about it. Then last week I watched the movie, which was fine and in a way, further […]

March 12, 2016
War and Peace by Tolstoy

War and Peace by Tolstoy

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is the second novel I have read from the author, earlier being Anna Karenina. Thing I had loved most about Anna Karenina was the depth of emotions and multiple parallel running stories, which went beyond anything I had read earlier. War and Peace is […]

February 19, 2016
Anna Karenina, Review

Anna Karenina, Review

Anna Karenina is the longest novel I have read and at 800+ pages of comparatively small text, it is a long novel. Even though it is long and Leo Tolstoy has a habit of veering off course from what seems like the primary plot of the story and talk about […]

December 17, 2015
The Living Road by Ajit Harisinghani

The Living Road by Ajit Harisinghani

The Living Road is a motorcycle travelogue by Ajit Harisinghani and the second book I have read, written by him. Earlier one being One Life to Ride, which was travelogue of his Ladakh ride and I had read and reviewed it, back in 2008. While I cannot accurately recall One […]

October 29, 2015