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

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-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

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 -The Road to Character by David Brooks

I chanced upon this book while randomly browsing through an article in Forbes which listed the favorite books of certain Business leaders  . This one was on Indra Nooyi’s list  . What she said about the book was intriguing and that ‘s what compelled me to pick up this book It’s a very , very … Continue reading Book Review -The Road to Character by David Brooks