Book Reviews

Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities: A Literary Masterpiece

Are you a travel enthusiast, an architecture-lover or someone who loves to explore unknown labyrinths of fiction in their free time? If you want to see spiral staircases adorned in spiral seashells, visit the city of Isidora. Or Anastasia, a place where “your desires waken all at once and encircle you,” famous for its golden…

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In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Non-fiction that resembles waves.

Jhumpa Lahiri’s writing is a string that continues to flawlessly knit words and experiences together. In Other Words, her non-fiction work, which was published in 2015, contains biographical details too. This text includes her thoughts and experiences while learning and drowning in a different language, in this case, Italian. She lets us…

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Book Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

“All humans are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?”  This is the answer that the narrator gives to readers as to why we humans are bound together through music. The narrator, who is none other than the Spirit of Music, proceeds to introduce us to his most beloved disciple, Francisco…

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The Pictograph

50 stories, 50 real-life occurrences, mirroring human behaviour in various shades. This book depicts experiences by Sudha Murthy, chairperson of Infosys Foundation. This book exhibits phases of humankind that are brilliantly portrayed and some way or another doesn’t neglect the impact it made on the writer. 

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The Human That Never Was

We’ve all been late to work or college sometime or the other in our lives. The frantic frenzy that follows, from getting off the bed to dressing up, tripping over yourself to stuffing whatever there is for breakfast and rushing out the door. But imagine finding your body transformed into something you do not recognise….

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