One might be a mythology fan, but still not know everything from mythology. I realize that after reading this retelling of the Bhagavata, written by one of my favorite authors, Devdutt Pattanaik.
I’m neither very fond of traveling, nor fond of seafood. When this book came my way, gifted by a friend, I didn’t know if I would like it. The author travels from coast to coast, following fish, but as it turns out, the book isn’t just about fish as food.
When it comes to favorite detectives, I think Sherlock Holmes would rank high for most (if not all) crime fiction lovers. The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of my favorites. I have read this once before, a long time back, so thought it time for a reread.
Society has its own ideas of what each person’s life should be like. If the life doesn’t conform to those notions, then it makes that life seem more difficult than it may be. This was perhaps more true a few decades ago, but I don’t think it has become irrelevant yet even in the current day.
I think every author tries to stay at the same level of consistency with their work, if not better it. So if one book falls below their usual standard, it doesn’t necessarily mean their books are not worth picking up again. Ravi Subramanian is an author I have read a few times, but his previous novel hadn’t felt that exciting. This book, “In The Name of God”, felt right in his wheelhouse. So I was excited to pick this book to read.
We choose some books. Some books choose us. Some books are chosen for us. This book by Jahnavi Barua falls under the third. If I would have chanced upon this book at a bookstore, I may not have bought it. Neither the cover nor the blurb would have made sense to my book judgment. I was curious to know if I’d love it.