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Book Review: Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden

Some books are only heard of, and not read. But the good things spoken of the book still make a mark on the mind and when heard, or given a chance to read, that mark begins to shine and bring the book silently into your shelf. I’m part of a group of book lovers who love reading and sharing thoughts on those books. This book, Memoirs of a Geisha, came to me through that group, but from a friend who I’ve known since much before. Continue reading “Book Review: Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden”

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Book Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz

When a series is continued by a different author, there’s bound to be comparison to the original, especially if the series is a popular one. I had only heard of Stieg Larsson and the Millenium Series but not read it. In a way, I suppose that is an advantage for me as well. I could read this book by David Lagercrantz, the continuation of that series, without knowing the style and character sketches that Stieg Larsson had done; almost like a standalone novel than part of a well-known series. The title of the novel itself drew me in. Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz”

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Book Review: Warrior, by Olivier Lafont

There are times when a book gets pushed into the back of my shelf, literally, without my knowledge and it stays there inadvertently. I miss a few books like that, and they surface only when I rearrange the shelf. It is with an apology, thus, that I begin this review which has gone past all expectations of timeline that I usually stick to. Continue reading “Book Review: Warrior, by Olivier Lafont”

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Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There are few books that can be read years after you first read them, and you read them with the same amazement as you felt back then. One such book which comes to mind is this one, The Hound of the Baskervilles. This book has a special place in my memories as it is the first ever book that I read at my school library. It introduced me to the detective I’d later come to know as the only consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Continue reading “Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle”

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Book Review: Without You, by Preethi Venugopala

Books with a simple story come as welcome reads at times. Not too many characters, not too many plot twists, maybe not even an expected ending. As a reader first, these kind of reads go down easy. I don’t have to think a lot on it. And they flow very smoothly from page to page. I think the novel “Without You” is one such. Continue reading “Book Review: Without You, by Preethi Venugopala”