I’ve always thought a good book is one that tugs at you to sit through hours at a stretch until you’re done with it. I’ve read a lot of those. I’ve also read slow books that have been so beautiful, you feel your heart twist along the way. But to read one that shakes your world and makes you feel things that only comes from … Continue reading Us Against You by Fredrik Backman – a review
I hate happy endings. Good endings. Happily ever afters. You name it. I also hate sad endings. Depressive endings. Pathetic endings. I think the mark of any true novelist is to nail the ending, you know – Getting that bittersweet, twisting-your-heart but also spreading-warmth-inside-you kind of ending. I’m extremely picky about books I read and I hardly come across a handful of books a year … Continue reading Beartown by Fredrik Backman – A book review
I’ve dealt with depression, back in the day. And I’m sure at least 75 % of you out there would’ve found yourself in a soul squeezing bottomless pit of loathing and feeling like crap that you couldn’t get out of. Regardless, mental health isn’t taken as seriously at should be – even today. I personally know a lot of people who laugh it off when … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Why you should read this today.
Yeah, that’s right. The best. Short Stories. Till date. I’m going to be honest with you, I didn’t know it was a collection of short stories when I bought the book. I want to visit Vietnam, it’s been a long-standing dream – Ha Long Bay and Hanoi. And you see, I love war stories. Majority of fiction I read is based around war. So I … Continue reading The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen – The best collection of short stories I’ve read till date
Have I become that lazy or has all the creativeness been sucked out of me to amount to such a dreadfully boring title? Mental reminder to come up with something better for my next review. Despite being highly acclaimed and having won the 1983 Pulitzer prize (Mostly due to bad experiences or rather heightened expectations from a few Pulitzer prize winners ), I had my reservations … Continue reading The Color Purple – A review
I wrote the following review a couple of months back and never got around to publishing it. I’m adding it here, just as I wrote it. I have a habit of writing reviews for books that I’ve been blown away by, and this is one of them. In fact, I’ve made the effort of rating only books I’ve liked on Goodreads as well. But, I … Continue reading Career of Evil – Book review
Harrowing through sins forgiven, half-forgotten. Cursing her conscience, it whispers her name. Mocking feigned countenance, her facade of strength. Jeering her crumbling mind, crowning her insane. Dreaming of things never to be, awake in bed, Wondering how a million memories fit into her head. Nay, I’ll put my guns down today, Pandora’s box can wait another day. Continue reading Demons in the dark.