Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H Winters

A great premise - how would a policeman solve  a case if the world was ending in 6 months? Yet another dystopian dark future story with  a brilliant beginning. Unfortunately, the story lacks depth and is irregular in writing. The book hurriedly finishes with a hint into a larger question to be answered by the subsequent sequels. Not a very compelling read.

Rating: 2/5

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Review: Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Great plot and premise. A chilling beginning, the book slowly fizzles out. It will probably make a great movie but towards the end , is a tedious read.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Book Review: The Pallace of Ilusions by Chitra Divakaruni

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The only book that I finished in a day. Mahabharat told from Draupadi's perspective forms the premise of this book. It challenges your current perception of all that you know of Mahabharat and its key players. Must read!

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Review: Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

Poor plot, boring premise. A disappointing second novel from the 'Devotion of Suspect X' author. Not worth your time.

Rating: 1/5

Book Review: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

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Beautiful story about the relationship of a divorced woman and her child with an escaped convict who comes to live in her own house. The book explores themes such as loneliness, love, desire to escape and how life turns out to be much unlike one's imagination. The movie apparently did not fare that well. But the book is a great read. 

Rating: 3.5/5

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book Review : Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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A poignant account of the execution of the last person in Iceland. This true story is written from the perspective of Agnes Magnúsdóttir and explores her view of the events and perception of the society around during her final days. A must read.  Rumor has it that a movie is in the pipeline with Jennifer Lawrence playing the lead. Cannot wait for the movie to come out!

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Back after along hiatus.  A lot happened - got married, moved cities, read loads of books, stayed in a pool villa and on the path of making new discoveries- and I guess its time to get this blog on track.