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

Matilda by Roald Dahl


“She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”- Matilda by Roald Dahl Don't you think Matilda is a lovely little book !! Such an exciting plot and relatable funny characters ..More than that ,the lesson on standing upto bullies and knowing that you are never too little … Continue reading Matilda by Roald Dahl

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

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-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