Like I said in one of my earlier reviews, the length of a work of fiction doesn’t affect the quality. In fact, a short novella is a welcome break from reading long winding plots. When the tone of the novella is light and fun, it makes for a very refreshing change; and a change that I quite needed. Continue reading “Book Review: The Guest, by Suneetha Balakrishnan”
It’s always wonderful to see the passion for writing fiction being developed from a young age, and also to see that passion being transformed into books. Fantasy seems to be the genre that comes up more often than not, and that’s most likely the influence of reading books like Harry Potter. Anusha Subramanian was the first young author I read, and whose writing I loved. I came across another talented youngster through the review of this book given by a friend, and the young author was kind enough to give me a copy of his debut work for review. So let me start off by saying thanks and congratulations on the debut in the world of books.
Appearance of the Krito is the first novel in The Swords of Darkness series. Continue reading “Book Review: The Swords of Darkness – Appearance of the Krito, by Swarnim Kalbande”
Banking and crime fiction seem to be quite a combination. Ravi Subramanian has made a niche for himself in that combination genre, and I like the stories he manages to create. Another author who has tried his hand at the genre is RV Raman, and his effort came to me for review. Continue reading “Book Review: Fraudster, by RV Raman”
To take a character created by another author and spin a new tale around him is difficult. It’s really difficult if the character is absolutely beloved and world famous. When Anthony Horowitz took Sherlock Holmes and spun A House of Silk around him, I had expected that book to be a flop. I was proved wrong there. When his new novel came out with the words “Sherlock Holmes is dead and darkness falls”, the expectation just became higher. Continue reading “Book Review: Moriarty, by Anthony Horowitz”
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost’s observation in brevity is one that I have always admired. It just says it all, envelops every phase, every major obstacle and minor miracle that life throws in our path. What they have in common is that after them, life goes on. So it does for anyone, be it someone who’s happily married for two decades, or someone who is recently divorced. Though, having seen some friends go through it, moving on from the latter is not easy. Maybe that’s why Wrong, for the Right Reasons feels very real though it is fictional. Continue reading “Book Review: Wrong for the Right Reasons, by Ritu Lalit”