Book Review: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

Reading self -help books are hard to graze by. But I was mildly surprised at how this book kept me alert and observant without drawling on the edges of being pedantic.  The book quite aptly focuses on the three pivotal vehicles for a happy state of being, mainly mental, physical & spiritual. The author has quite … Continue reading Book Review: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

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Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

How different does a book have to be to haunt you for days? This book surprisingly left me with an errie thought creeping up my spine like waves in a woozy ocean taking the shape of a spider. It is a delectably simple yet deceptive writing that jabs into an extraordinary depth & emotional resonance … Continue reading Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Lately, I have been reading quite a lot of fictional tales with the backdrop of gothic atmosphere and I have developed quite a fascination for it.  After having devoured Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’, I had to read ‘My Cousin Rachel’.  With a similar disposition and temperament of a young, meek and inexperienced protagonist similar to … Continue reading Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Set amidst the backdrop of Spanish Civil War and the fall of Barcelona, Carlos Ruiz Zafón weaves a gothic atmosphere for the readers in a story that is aptly categorized as Magical Realism. This is a coming of age story of the protagonist. A story narrating the riled, long yearning desire, pining, underage hankering and … Continue reading Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón