The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

This is a scary book; and the more I think about it, the scarier it gets. I like it, now that I’ve read it: the writing style, the evocative descriptions, the peeking into people’s souls: but I’m still not sure I should have read it. It has some freakish stuff in it, which has beenContinue reading “The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh”

Love and Lokpal by Pooja Wanpal

After a very unwanted two-week break from blogging, this week will be flooded with reviews. Some time last week, this book finally arrived on my doorstep (there were some issues, I live in an annoyingly inconspicuous neighbourhood, that no one ever finds.) I finished Love and Lokpal in one swift sitting, and if not anythingContinue reading “Love and Lokpal by Pooja Wanpal”

Beaten by Bhagath! by S. V. Divvaakar

Summary: I’m sure you can do a much better job than Bhagath!’ When BB hears these inspiring words from his sexy lady boss, his staid life as a successful analyst in an MNC goes into a tailspin. Bitten by the ego bug and smitten by her, BB sets off on his quest to write a book that’sContinue reading “Beaten by Bhagath! by S. V. Divvaakar”

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Wow. I don’t know just what to say, except maybe that I am eternally thankful for having given so many Indian authors a try in the past year. I did not expect to like this book, but I suppose I shouldn’t trust my biased expectations any more. It is a fabulous book. And it certainlyContinue reading “One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni”

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

You know how you read this enormous book and when you’re finally done, you still don’t want to put it down? I went back and re-read my favourite parts, savouring them just as much, all over again. Very few books have that effect on me. Set in the criminal underworld of Mumbai, the book isContinue reading “Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra”

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

I couldn’t remember which was recommended to me, and picked Rohinton Mistry’s Family Matters at the library, instead of A Fine Balance. I wonder if, had I chosen the latter, I would have been awed as promised. I started reading Family Matters late in the evening and finished it in the middle of the night.Continue reading “Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry”

Jacob Hills by Ismita Tandon Dhankher

I’m glad this wasn’t a review copy, because now I can just rant, without having to bother about a review structure or ratings. Those who do care about the review structure and ratings would be happy to know that I though it was a pretty good book! It’s fast paced, but you should know, there’sContinue reading “Jacob Hills by Ismita Tandon Dhankher”

There May Be An Asterisk Involved by Vedashree Khambete

Note: I’m sorry if this ‘book review’ is little more than a gushing rant, that happens sometimes with books that surprise me. Very few people appreciate a well-written footnote. Most of my favourite parts of the Discworld books lie right in those wittily worded footnotes. They’re also where the narrator’s voice really comes out, andContinue reading “There May Be An Asterisk Involved by Vedashree Khambete”

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi

This review is a part of the Book Reviews Program at Participate now to get free books! Summary (from here.) The Krishna Key follows Ravi Mohan Saini, a historian, who has been accused of the murder of his childhood friend Anil Varshney. To clear his name and save his future, Saini must look to the pastContinue reading “The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi”