Blindness by José Saramago

STORY: An epidemic of blindness. What a horrible concept. At the very start of Blindness by José Saramago, a man goes blind, waiting in his car at a traffic signal. One moment he has perfect sight, and the next, all he can see is light, pure whiteness. No explanations given. Then, we see the blindness spreadContinue reading “Blindness by José Saramago”

The 2014 Science Fiction Experience

I’m not your biggest expert in science fiction, not having read most of the bests. So undecided as I was about what to read for The 2014 Science Fiction Experience, which has begun already this month, I downloaded all the free science fiction short stories and novellas available on my phone. So far, I’ve readContinue reading “The 2014 Science Fiction Experience”

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Often, when I read a book, I end up noting things down along the way. It then turns into a sort of rant-review and I can think of nothing else to write later. This post doesn’t have much of a beginning nor an end. Of course, if you’ve already read Never Let Me Go, thisContinue reading “Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro”

Little, Big by John Crowley

My third read for the Once Upon a Time Challenge is a fairy tale of sorts. Neil Gaiman called Little, Big one of his favourite books in the world and I do know why. The book is massive, not in size but in scope and delightfully intricate, the kind of book that slowly makes itsContinue reading “Little, Big by John Crowley”

Re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Would it be crazy if I said that two weeks into being an English major has changed the way I see books? Well, I re-read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 today; a book which I had first read only last year. In my review, if I remember correctly, I had written: “Imagine a world where booksContinue reading “Re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury”

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

I know most people out there wouldn’t agree with me on this one; but I thought Oryx and Crake was better than The Handmaid’s Tale. This book was very nicely written and though I did think that the plot slacked a bit at places, it didn’t stop me from being completely drawn into the book. TheContinue reading “Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood”

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

If you are looking for a very nice and detailed sort of review of the book, this is not it; but I could redirect you to a good one here. The first dystopia I read was Orwell’s1984, when I was in high school. I re-read it years later now, and I still can’t seem toContinue reading “Brave New World by Aldous Huxley”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

This review is a part of the Dystopia 2012 Challenge hosted at The Bookish Ardour. “A chair, a table, a lamp. Above, on the white ceiling, a relief ornament in the shape of a wreath, and in the center of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eyeContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Imagine a world where books are burnt and reading is out-lawed Guy Montag is a fireman; but in this world a fireman’s job is to find books and burn them. In the society Montag lives in, people don’t think or feel, they just go on doing what they’re told. Teenagers drink and hurt/kill other forContinue reading “Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury”