Turtles All the Way Down by John Green My rating: 3 of 5 stars Aza Holmes is not your generic happy-go-lucky girl. She is a teenager suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and is most of the times stuck inside her own brain. She yearns for a release but her mind is relentless, it traps her deeper into its maze. To make matters interesting her childhood crush … Continue reading Book Review- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Dear Miss Roy, I hereby take the liberty of addressing you in first-person because I nurture the hope that this letter finds you one day and you get amused as you read a girl less than half your age, while she delivers a tirade about how much she admires you. I do not know whether it will be justified if I call you my favourite … Continue reading A Letter to Arundhati Roy.
Glitter and Gloss by Vibha Batra My rating: 3 of 5 stars Rating-3/5An Indianised version of Fifty Shades of Grey without bondage, domination, submission and masochism (of course!). The plot revolves around Misha, a talented makeup artist at MAC whose first encounter with the drop-dead gorgeous and reserved hero Akshay, heir to the massive Aggarwal Jewellery is ridiculously embarrassing. But obviously, they meet again (and … Continue reading Book Review- Glitter and Gloss by Vibha Batra
Fear Is the Key by Juggi Bhasin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rating-4/5Rahul, the young, attractive, brilliant entrepreneur, and the founder of the very successful company Yummimages faces a grave trouble. His childhood friend and business partner Suhel and Simone, his fiancée-to-be who is also the creative head of his company are at each other’s throats. The company’s reputation is at stake. In order … Continue reading Book Review- Fear is the Key by Juggi Bhasin
Hannibal by Thomas Harris My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hannibal Lecter is an excellent man. He can cook, he is chic, elegant, brilliant, has excellent taste in music, and is unbelievably rich. He is almost perfect, or at least seems to be. His only mortal flaw? He eats other people. The third and the final part of the Silence of the Lambs trilogy is … Continue reading Book Review- Hannibal by Thomas Harris
Have you ever tasted happiness? Or felt it like a familiar touch on your neck? During the monsoon months, the continuous sound of hammering down of millions of drops on your garage roof or the sun peeking through the clouds after the shower, making everything sparkle like diamonds? Have you seen a plant grow, bit by bit, everyday? When you work on it wishing good … Continue reading Happiness?
There’s the horizon. It’s night, around midnight, and you’re standing on a high rooftop. The wind blows, ruffling your hair, making goosebumps on your bare hands. You’re not in a particularly happy mood, but even if you were, you would have rather spent time alone with yourself like you’re doing now. There are a lot of clouds, thus even though it’s late night, the sky … Continue reading Hope.
Those of you have read Norwegian Wood, might be able to relate. Those who haven’t, this post will contain a lot of spoilers. In my book review I had mentioned that each and every character has a purpose. Every character in a way influences Toru, our protagonist, and in the end he emerges in front of our eyes as a changed man. Murakami left the … Continue reading Murakami. Musings.
You might call it a philosophical novel and a love story at the same time. But it’s not one of your regular love stories that gives rise to butterflies in your stomach or makes you wish that you end up like the protagonist, happily ever after. . The novel is complicated, one might rarely call it optimistic, and it is not everybody’s cup of tea. … Continue reading Book Review. Nowegian Wood- Haruki Murakami.
(Massive spoilers ahead) . The Summons by John Grisham is a brilliant work, no wonder justifying its bestseller status. What struck me most about this book was not its climax or it’s intelligent but predictable twist, but its characterisation. I had to stare open mouthed for sometime after I had finished the book because I was so impressed by the brilliancy with which Grisham had … Continue reading The Summons by John Grisham.