It’s been a while now since I mandated myself to write a review for my every single read; be it a classic or contemporary, be it a piece I liked or the one I didn’t, I make sure to pen my experience down (on Goodreads) for, if not anybody else’s, my sake to the least.… Read More Wrongs while reviewing a literary piece
“‘Love,’ she slowly repeated to herself, and suddenly while releasing the lace, she added aloud: ‘The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand’…” – (Anna Karenina) The stark quality of a classic is that you are fated to love it; you might find… Read More Anna Karenina- Really a heroine?
Before I talk about the book, I hope you all know Sylvia Plath. She is rather known for her poetry, which was and is loved worldwide for its depth and brilliance. This- The Bell Jar– in fact, is her only published novel. I loved the novel and gave it a rating of on Goodreads; yet,… Read More The Bell Jar- Don’t you read it!
The world did not say to her as it said to them, write if you choose; it makes no difference to me. The world said with a guffaw, Write? What’s the good of your writing? This book and writer that I’m going to talk about need no introduction. Virginia Woolf has been a much talked… Read More A Room of One’s Own- Women’s Right to Write!
It was like adults thought that real life only started when a person was five feet tall. -IT (Stephen King) Just before I start with my review, just a small but an important piece of advice/tip – Try not to have your meals or snacks while reading the book. Doing so may lead to making… Read More IT by Stephen King- It’s in his name!
I am a cage, in search of a bird. – Franz Kafka Of late, I read one of the most influential, talked about writers of twentieth century – Franz Kafka! Now, the most important (this importance is solely for my personal reasons) and interesting fact about Kafka that I became aware of the moment I… Read More Franz Kafka- For whom only weird was normal!
So, here is to the brilliancy that I enjoyed and lived with during past few days. Unaccustomed Earth (starting with my favorite of three) Wasn’t it terrible that after all the work one put into finding a person to spend one’s life with, after making a family with that person, even in spite of missing that… Read More Review Time of 3 Brilliant Works!
“Character isn’t cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It’s something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.“ -George Eliot (Middlemarch) Writing is never a full-time fun and pleasant job, and this I had accepted long time back; but lately I realized reading is neither. Oh yes!… Read More Reading a Classic was indeed a Classic experience!
What do we ideally do when we want to read a writer’s work for the first time, especially if it’s fiction writer we’re talking about? We go about his/her bestsellers or the top rated novel or work suggested by some creditable reader and venture off to a journey with this new fellow. Right? At least,… Read More Let’s talk about ‘The’ King, Stephen King, and his Memoir
This day was same for DU (Delhi University or University of Delhi)-same corridors, same classes, same books, same syllabus, except for English literature students. A surprise was awaiting them in their classrooms. It was only 7 in the morning; there still were couple of hours for students to crash into their lecture halls. Meanwhile, when… Read More Chetan Bhagat (the author) in the house!