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Despite Stolen Dreams

Terrorism has no religion or if there is at all any religion involved in it, as the popular belief goes, that is a purely misguided form of Islam. In the name of Jihad, youths are rallied to enter into the inferno which directly takes them to death, without a doubt and all this has been brought to light by the wonderful fiction that Anita Krishan has written - Despite Stolen [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Big Switch: it’s never too late – review

Modern authors are writing the stories which are surely focused on the modern day youth but they seldom do them justice. They only pick the emotional aspects of love and attraction and bully the desires of youths with their spicy elaboration of the intimate scenes of lovemaking in their fictional world. You know very well who are the authors I am tacitly naming here... As a reader, I have moved [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

With You; Without You – review

I have been indulged in serious reading of fiction for more than 10 years now and these ten years have brought experience to me. At the least, I have learnt the art of ramification and I can understand which is literary fiction and which is nonsense. In the past days, I have been reading a Hindi novel entitled With You; Without You and it has been written by an author [...]

By | November 24th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Afternoon: Marathon Race to Acche Din – 3 | Review

  "The heat wave of demonetisation would be recorded in the history of India as a time when the nation did not collapse due to the sunstroke." ~ Phidalia Toi, The Afternoon I have read the previous two books of Phidalia's series called Marathon Race to Acche Din and I have liked them both. The same continues in her latest book called The Afternoon: Marathon Race to Acche Din - [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Greco’s Game: An Aleksandr Talanov Thriller – review

It was a fantastic read, to be sure! The character Talanov is designed in a fashion that it will surely take a hold of the reader’s mind until the novel ends and only to be continued in the further instalment of the series! Greco’s Game: An Aleksandr Talanov Thriller is a novel by well-known novelist James Houston Turner, a US novelist famous for his thrilling fiction. This novel has everything [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Ghostbusters and Other Stories | Book Review

Short stories are surely the most challenging form of prose fiction because an author has to convince the readers in the fewest of the pages ensuring that he provides entertainment, enlightenment, poetic justice and also the reading satisfaction. Those who read the short stories in plenty must know that why the likes of Anton Chekhov and Saki are adored by the readers! In India, though, there has been a constant [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Books|1 Comment

Bleeding Queens

Bleeding Queens is a not a super-woman novel that a reader can find if the pleasure of Wonder Woman movie could be transferred to a novel of the same name. Neither is this a fiction book featuring the typical Chetan Bhagat style heroine whose only job is to somehow get along with the nincompoop or extraordinary looking male counterpart. Bleeding Queens has been written with a purpose which is wider [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Books & Tips for CBSE NET English Literature

  So much has changed about the UGC NET Examination. Hold on; the CBSE NET Examination I should say. And recent developments have confirmed that after this November 2017 examination, aspirants will have only one time a year party hosted by the CBSE authorities - a single time NET examination in a year. Moreover, this new decision also ensures one thing that the NET aspirants will have to work very [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Books, English Literature Notes|6 Comments

An Apology for Shakespeare | Review

An Apology for Shakespeare is a beautiful collection of poetry by an experienced Indian poet from Kerala, S A Joseph. This collection of poetry, as the author has put it, is a defence of poetry in the language of poetry itself. This is not a defence based on the theoretical aspects of poetry but in a rather direct way - telling the readers the worth and beauty of the art [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Mythological Fiction: How much becomes very much? Writes Nidhi Sharma

Hey, guys! I have been writing for long and for a break, I have given the floor this time to Nidhi Sharma, founder of The Book Blog and a respected senior to me in every possible way. Please enjoy this wonderful article by her!     Have you ever visited your old school or your grandparents home after a long gap? Well, if yes, you are likely to find a [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Books, Debate Issues|1 Comment