The Unbearable Kitsch Of A Kundera Life

This is the book that set me on the cultural stereotype path that I would live out for the next 16 years (and still going?). The people I hungered to be around in the 2000s (MNC-employed, literature spouting, pretension-grooming) spoke eloquently about Milan Kundera and Haruki Murakami. Of course many of them pronounced the former ... Read More

BOOK: The Guide – RK Narayan

The Guide by R.K. Narayan My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book. I’ve read & enjoyed RK Narayan‘s other works, ranging from the ones popularised by television like Swami and Friends to the somewhat less known ones like The Painter of Signs. Because of the Bollywood film ... Read More

BOOK Revi: Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

ewThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this book after hearing everyone talk about the television show (which I still haven’t seen). The Wikipedia entry promised that this would be dark and it wasn’t lying. It’s nowhere close to Gone Girl but I’d say Gone Girl’s Amy ... Read More

Aren’t You Glad I’m Not Carrie?

I tell people being an only child made me a reader because there was nothing much for a kid in 80s to do. I tell them I grew up in an environment surrounded by books so it was inevitable I’d become a reader. I say being a writer is a subset of being a reader ... Read More

BOOK Review: Looking For Alaska – John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first John Green was ‘The Fault in Our Stars‘ which I came to reluctantly, assuming it would be soppy and shoddily written. I was wrong. Falling in love with that book led me to rush out and buy ‘Paper Towns‘. And that ... Read More

BOOK: A Pinch Of Nutmeg – Christine Ambrosius

It has been awhile since I posted a book review but this one was such a fabulous read, I wanted to bookmark it here. Pinch of Nutmeg, A by Christine Ambrosius My rating: 5 of 5 stars Let me start by saying I loved this book and I’m neither a foodie nor an enthusiastic cook ... Read More

The Divorce Papers: Susan Rieger – Wholesome, Smart and Funny

The Divorce Papers: A Novel by Susan Rieger My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a story of a divorce, with minor sub-plots of corporate politics and a side romance. I enjoyed the epistolary format (this one used not only correspondence but also notices, newspaper clippings, invitations, lists and legal documents). In addition, the ... Read More