Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto 5 (1)

“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 […]

Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking 0 (0)

Have you ever wondered why you struggle with being in a group? Do you constantly feel overlooked and undervalued? Have you ever felt like it is wrong to be introverted? Then look no further, because the book I’m going to talk about today is a one stop solution for you.

The Human That Never Was 3.3 (3)

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. That is how Gregor Samsa finds himself in the morning before work, very late and looking like a vermin as the book begins. 

Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 3 (1)

“People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was the colour, all the colour he had.”

Set in Sweden, A Man Called Ove is a moving story of a 59-year-old man who has recently been forced to quit his job. Various events in his life leave him embittered. The book follows the journey of his transformation into the compassionate and generous man he once used to be. 

Book Review: Against All Odds by Danielle Steel 0 (0)

This book leads you to an inspiring journey of a single mother, Kate Madison and her adult children. Kate is a widow who lost her partner at a young age and solely raised her kids. She runs a business reselling and redesigning luxurious clothes. A mother of four, she wishes to protect her children and wants only the best for them. However, destiny has other plans for Kate and her family that permanently alters their lives. 

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 0 (0)

Gone Girl is one of my favourite novels, a sensational storyline that operates on multiple levels in many ways. It is a crime novel: an absorbing, ingenious thriller that you can’t stop reading until all the truth comes to the surface. One of the most unusual thrillers whose revelations enhance, rather than dissipate, the suspense. The last pages are chilling. 

Book Review: Demian by Hermann Hesse 5 (10)

Emil Sinclair initially describes himself as a well-rounded, distinguished young boy. He constantly mentions the two worlds he believes in- the world of light, and the ‘evil world’. He makes sure to stress and enunciate upon the fact that he strictly belongs to the world of light, but is however fairly curious about the evil world he so greatly fears.