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Sunday June 9, 2013 21:29

Inferno (Dan Brown)

Much like Amish Tripathi’s Shiva series, I found the writing in Dan Brown’s Inferno appallingly bad. Most of his expressions are oddly repeated as if to state it with an air of finality… twice, in the expectation that we won’t get it the first time. But, again, much like Shiva trilogy, what kept me hooked […]

Sunday March 24, 2013 21:50

Shiva Trilogy (Amish Tripathi)

I finally completed Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy today. I read the 3 books back-to-back (I’m late, I know!) after the release of the last of the trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras. This was my first all-eBook read for a trilogy (first two – The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas from […]

As a long time fan of Tamil writer Sujatha, I occasionally kick myself for not having read some of his famous novels, though I may have read most of them. I finished his Pirivom…Sandhippom (We will part…We will meet again) – both the parts, in one breathless weekend, today – 26 years after the story […]

Tuesday May 30, 2006 14:03

The Time Traveler’s Wife

A touching love story that uses time travel as an excellent plot device, Audrey Niffeneggar’s debut novel is exceptionally charming. You completely fall in love with Henry and Clare and may naturally start wondering as to who would look appropriate in those roles in a movie version. Jude Law and Kate Hudson, perhaps? Despite being […]

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