Category: Book Reviews

Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities: A Literary Masterpiece 5 (2)

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 pheasant roasted over fires of seasoned cherry wood and dusted with copious delicious marjoram. Looking for a location with even more adventure? Consider Octavia, which spans a chasm between two mountain tops using ropes, chains, and catwalks.

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri 5 (2)

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 know about her struggle as she dives into dictionaries and books in order to master an alien language, further internalizing it.

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 5 (1)

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.