Book Review- The Bastard of Istanbul


Book Review-The Bastard Of Istanbul Author- Elif Shafak I have suddenly been taken in by the writings of Turkish authors Ayse Kulin & Elif Shafak . Their enchanting description of Turkey, a country that’s European and Islamic both at the same time have me enamored . Another Turkish author who holds me spell bound is … Continue reading Book Review- The Bastard of Istanbul

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Mini Book Review-Flood of Fire


Book -Flood of Fire Author-Amitava Ghosh Flood of Fire is the last book in the Ibis Trilogy by Amitava Ghosh. It brings closure to all the characters we meet in the earlier books, their lives intertwining over the space of the 3 books. Just like the previous two books, this one too is brilliantly researched … Continue reading Mini Book Review-Flood of Fire

Book Review-The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


Book review-The Dutch House Author- Ann Patchett I picked up the book on a whim, taken in by the cover page. This is the first of Ann Patchett’s that I have read. The Dutch House reminds me of Manderley from Rebecca which is a returning obsession of mine. Imposing, opulent, statuesque. In both the novels, … Continue reading Book Review-The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Book Review(Mini)- All the Light We Cannot see


Mini Book Review-All the Light We Cannot See Author-Anthony Doerr A terrific book , written so well that you don’t want it to end. I found the book slow in the beginning but after about 60 pages I was hooked. The sensitive treatment of the 2 central characters Werner and Marie -Laure, the meticulously crafted … Continue reading Book Review(Mini)- All the Light We Cannot see

Book Review-Room on The Roof


Book Review-Room on the Roof Author-Ruskin Bond I have been a big fan of Ruskin Bond’s since my school days and yet I am baffled at why I have not put up a single review of his books. My love affair with Mr Bond began with Rusty when I think I was in my 4th … Continue reading Book Review-Room on The Roof

Book Review-Sea of Poppies


Book -Sea of Poppies Author-Amitava Ghosh I immensely enjoy Amitava Ghosh’s writings. Of the contemporary Indian authors who write in English , I rate him highly . And so ,I was really looking forward to reading the Sea of Poppies . This book is the first in the Ibis Trilogy . The story is set … Continue reading Book Review-Sea of Poppies

Book Review-Marley and me :Life and Love with the world’s worst dog


Marley and me ...It could very well have been June and me !! So, Marley and me is a book that I read after I had seen the movie . So there were really no surprises .Plus I also was unfazed with all the criticism around the book . I loved the book for what … Continue reading Book Review-Marley and me :Life and Love with the world’s worst dog

When the rains came


I watched the fading lights ,the disappearing building silhouettes And the steel grey sheets of rain I saw the drops splattering in a random pattern And the misting window pane I felt the wind framing runaway wisps of hair around my face And felt myself melting in its soft embrace I heard the raucous call … Continue reading When the rains came

Book Review- Love in Exile by Ayse Kulin


Love in Exile is inspired by the Author’s own forbearers. An intergenerational story set in the sunset years of the Ottoman Empire. Beautifully brings to the fore the conflicts of tradition and modernity unable to negotiate the chasm between idealism and reality. This book is a brilliant kaleidoscope of an evolving Turkish society. The book … Continue reading Book Review- Love in Exile by Ayse Kulin