Sometimes, what makes me pick up a book is familiarity, even more than the blurb or cover. It was the same with this book. I had read and loved the book The Bankster by the author, and quite liked the writing style as well. It was what made me ignore the big “Soon to be a Motion Picture” tagline on the cover page, which felt like promoting the still unreleased movie and not the book, and take the book for reading hoping it wouldn’t be a script.
If any author deserves the title Queen of Crime, I’d say it’s Agatha Christie. I’ve grown up reading her books, and some of them, even years after the first read, still hold that interest, to travel the well worn paths knowing where it’s headed yet curious jut the same. This book though was one that I had not read before. In retrospect, looking at a list of her novels, the ones I have read are far less in comparison to what I am yet to read. Thankfully, they are on my shelf. Continue reading “Book Review: Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie”
It is only recently that I chanced upon this childrens’ series about a teenage “drama-queen” Mayil, and got introduced to her, her family, friends and interests through her notebook. The second book in the series continues the madness of her world, as she has started a new year with a new notebook. Continue reading “Book Review: Mostly Madly Mayil, by Sowmya Rajendran & Niveditha Subramaniam”
There are some books where the story takes a long time to get moving; then it gets interesting and then zooms toward the end. Even some of my favorite authors, who have been writing for years and are truly bestsellers, some of their books are like that. Another book that falls into this category is this one, When She Smiled, by Ritoban Chakrabarti. Continue reading “Book Review: When She Smiled, by Ritoban Chakrabarti”