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”

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

I wrote a Volume-by-Volume review of this book, with the first two reviews here and here. This would have been a review of Volume 3, had I not realized something. Picture me sitting at the window, with rain pouring outside, a cup of hot coffee in my hand and my nose buried in the pages ofContinue reading “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke”

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Volume II

A few days ago, I wrote about Volume I of this book. This book just becomes more and more amazing with every single turn of the page. There were times when I realized I almost wasn’t breathing and had to force myself to relax. What I like about this book, is that the magic isn’t veryContinue reading “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Volume II”

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Volume I

So. I’ve been buried in this book, ever since I got it from the library. And, what an experience that was! I was attending the fiction writing workshop at a library, and after nibbling on a few sandwiches, I spent the rest of the lunch break looking at the books. How can you sit andContinue reading “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Volume I”

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

“He remembered a hornbill, which was simply a huge yellow beak with a small bird tied on behind it. The whole gave him a sensation, the vividness of which he could not explain, that Nature was always making quite mysterious jokes. Sunday had told them that they would understand him when they had understood theContinue reading “The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton”

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

(image courtesy: here) On Writing by Stephen King is actually two books. The first is a vivid description of his childhood and what got him into writing: his autobiography of sorts. In the second part he tells us what, how and how much to write. The title of the book might fool you into thinkingContinue reading “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King”