Raavan- Enemy of Aryavarta provides a simplistic narration of a complex tale but there are moments when it feels like Amish Tripathi is just reiterating the stereotypes and not trusting his readers.
The book asks us to raise our voice against any kind of hatred we might feel within ourselves, and then raise our voice against the hatred that is around us.
Vanara: The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva and Tara is a great example to show that storytelling is not about 'what' happens in the story but, 'how' it happens.
In an attempt to craft a different story, Bhagat ends up creating something which has been attempted often times in the past.
Raja Rao is not interested in the story of the mighty but in that of the nameless.
Okay, so to start with, let's list out some ingredients that make a perfect John Green book, 1. It has to be about high school kids, 2. There should be some mysteries to be solved, 3. We need some humour, that's very important, 4. And most importantly, no matter how the book as a whole… Continue reading Paper Towns Book Review: Did I Have Very High Expectations?
"The worst blizzard for fifty years, three wintry love stories, one magical night." this line was enough to get me on the hook for this book by three masterclass authors - Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle. Like the above line mentioned, the "one magical night" is none other than that of Christmas Eve… Continue reading Let It Snow Book Review: Leaves You With a Wide Smile
In a male-dominated society, it is not very often that we see a story being told from a female point of view, especially an epic such as the Mahabharata, which has appealed to a wide range of people over the years. Maybe this was the inspiration for Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to write The Palace of… Continue reading The Palace of Illusions Book Review: Magic That Leaves You Spellbound
Just One Day is not a novel it is more like an experience. The author, Gayle Forman, best known for her novel If I Stay, makes it a point to take us to various places in Europe but when she thinks it's enough of Europe gets us back in the United States and once even to… Continue reading Just One Day | Gayle Forman | Book Review
Rating: 2.5 / 5 Durjoy Datta's eighth solo novel, The Boy Who Loved, part one of the two-part series, is a dark love story which makes you feel concerned about the protagonist, Raghu, but at the same time, it is not convincing enough to make you empathise for him. Let us dive into a detailed… Continue reading The Boy Who Loved | Durjoy Datta | Book Review