Book Review-The Kite Runner


The Kite runner is a heart breaking story of strife ,of betrayal ,of redemption ..It stayed with me for a long ,long time after I finished the book ,leaving my heart so weighed down for the wasted lives that I was unable to pick up another book for a long time .Khaled Huseeini is a … Continue reading Book Review-The Kite Runner

Book Review-The Forest of Enchantments


Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Forest of Enchantments is a retelling of the Ramayan from Sita’s perspective . Ramayan is Ram’s story ,holding Ram on a pedestal, glorifying Ram ,talking about his valour ,his fastidious correctness ,his charms and his charisma ..But the story of Sita has largely been forgotten .Her identity is … Continue reading Book Review-The Forest of Enchantments

Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing


Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens #qotd-what makes a book a 5 star -the plot or the prose? A full 5 stars to this book ..A complete delight for readers ..Vivid imagery ,evocative almost poetic prose and an absorbing storyline ..I reread the book ,just to go over some of the beautiful lines … Continue reading Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing

Book Review-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


After sitting in my TBR list for an eternity ,this book finally caught my attention ..Slow moving ,yet filled with intensely complicated family dynamics and small town life , this is definitely a page turner. Excellent in parts and lagging in some ,this is an engrossing read ..The book deals with the complexities of parenting … Continue reading Book Review-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh


The Hungry tide by Amitava Ghosh is one of its kind book . With his beautifully evocative writing , the author manages to transport us wholly to the Sunderbans ..The Sunderbans with its mysterious islands , its unpredictable storms and cyclones ,with its plethora of flora and fauna ….The landscape is of a supreme importance … Continue reading The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh

Book Review-Esme’s Wish


Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster A fantastic book for the lovers of magic ,fantasy , dragons , and all things that fall in between . Esme’s Wish is the first Book in the Esme Series by debutante novelist Elizabeth Foster . The Book has all that one would expect from a Fantasy series . When … Continue reading Book Review-Esme’s Wish

Book Review-Age of Innocence


Book Review- Age of Innocence Author-Edith Wharton Age of Innocence reminds me of Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro in many ways . Although this book was written almost a hundred year ago in 1920 , the themes touched in both the books are eerily similar .This is the 1921 Pulitzer winner for Fiction. … Continue reading Book Review-Age of Innocence

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

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