The book is well thought out and executed. The plot has many tendrils, but at no point does it
digress from the main plot. Everything adds to the build-up of the finale.
I had always loved hearing Karan Thapar interviewing celebrities and political bigwigs and the way he had always put them in an uncomfortable position- Hard Talk, Devil’s Advocate, To the point, Off The Cuff, etc. His weekly article in the Sunday edition of Hindustan Times is a must-read for me. Though I hardly knew his Read more
The author has created a literary wonder with her mighty pen. It makes the reader laugh, cry and look for hope along with Preeti, the female protagonist, as she continues her journey from being madly in love with her childhood sweetheart to later looking for hope in her life.
The story is about identical twins who share similar looks but whose personalities are starkly different. The so-called troublemaker twin of the two impersonates her a rather saintly counterpart in a “social event”(read: beauty contest) held in France, at the goody-goody sister’s behest.
The story touches the hopes, dreams and experiences of a teenager without it being over the top or overly dramatic. And this where this one took my heart away. It is a story that would appeal to any age.
I loved the chapter on ‘Conscience.’ The line “And whenever we rationalise something as normal, we tend to normalise it as rational’.
The book is not for the faint-hearted. The narrative is so gripping that it draws you into a world
where at times you watch the terror unfold in front of your eyes. There are some brave hearts that
shine through in the narrative as well. This book is recommended for all those who like to read real-life stories with a hard-hitting narrative.
To say that the book has the potential to save lives would not be untrue. It is inspirational without being sermonic. It is wise without being imposing. It is enlightening. Grab it!
The storyline is simple and gripping and you are engaged in the book throughout. The tales or stories which are narrated by baba as part of sermons are unique and definitely carry a deeper meaning for readers to reflect upon.
The autobiographical account of the writer who is no more. This was the first reason that I picked up this one jumping the to-be-read. Of South Indian roots, Paul’s father had migrated to the US with his family and acquired citizenship there. The family flourished as each sibling followed their father’s footsteps becoming fine doctors Read more
The novel has a beautifully worded idealistic speech on the enigma, that is India, by the main protagonist which is the heart of the novel.
Here comes a book that in its title conveys it all. The Boyd family consisting of a mother, father and three children have been staying together under one roof. As the children grow up and find their wings, it turns into an empty nest. Edie, in particular, finds it difficult to deal with losing her Read more
Absolutely delightful! Slightly Wodehouseian and totally of interest to me ‘coz I love stories about the publishing world, and I’ve always loved Wodehouse.
If you love drama sprinkled with a healthy dose of thrill then this book is a must-read.
It is the first work of this young author and definitely, she has woven an interesting storyline involving four strangers.
This one is another Khaled Hosseini classic. This is essentially the story of a siblings’ lost and found story but the way it has been woven with the magic of the author’s words in time, space and numerous characters is what it makes stand out. The story starts in the 1930s in Afghanistan and ends Read more
The best thing about Robin Sharma is the way he waves the quotes, sayings and anecdotes of various leaders, scholars and writers in his conversations with his much needy friend.
Having read Savi Sharma’s first book ‘Everyone Has A Story’, it was natural to go ahead with this one. And as expected this book didn’t disappoint, it is in fact many times better than the previous one. It has a unique start and while reading it no one can imagine how the story will unfold. Read more
It is a different book with a different take. I would recommend you to read irrespective of your belief in what he experienced and writes, or not.
It is a story about an interaction which Mitch had with his old dying Sociology Professor Morrie. The subject of these interactions is the meaning of life which Morrie taught through his experiences and the way he developed his attitude towards life, especially in his last days when he developed ALS and slowly becomes increasingly Read more