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

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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

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

Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls


Jeanette Walls , a successful gossip columnist recounts her dysfunctional family life and childhood in this book . Her memory of her childhood is detailed and extensive .Typically as memoirs go , they are capable of evoking either a deep sense of respect /empathy or a sense of disappointment. When I finished reading this book … Continue reading Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak


A masterpiece by Markus Zusak . A historical fiction written with such a lot of heart that its difficult to stay unmoved . I absolutely loved it . It’s not a book that should be read in a single night, though it can be . It’s to be read slowly, savoured to say . The … Continue reading Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book review-Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr


I had picked up this book from the Kindle Unlimited Lineup expecting to read about Palestine and it did live upto those expectations. The Three daughters is a chronicle of 3 generations of Palestinian Christian women. Of how their lives are inextricably linked together by secrets that the other is unaware of. The book is … Continue reading Book review-Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr

Book Review-Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


Exit west is a novel drawn from our contemporary world of war ,displacement and refugee life . How war strips away the last vestiges of normalcy and familiarity of life . It is the story of 2 young individuals who are just beginning their lives . Their country is in the midst of a turmoil … Continue reading Book Review-Exit West by Mohsin Hamid