“Freedom at Midnight” at what cost?

Be aware of your own history, before you indulge yourself into others’. What inspired me to pick up “Freedom at Midnight” is, at the first place, the credibility of the authors that I wouldn’t be fooled around with anything on the name of history; and secondly, of course, my craving to know what made my…

Wrongs while reviewing a literary piece

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….

Anna Karenina- Really a heroine?

“‘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…

The Bell Jar- Don’t you read it!

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,…

A Room of One’s Own- Women’s Right to Write!

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…

IT by Stephen King- It’s in his name!

It was like adults thought that real life only started when a person was five feet tall. -IT (Stephen King) 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 you…

Franz Kafka- For whom only weird was normal!

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…

Review Time of 3 Brilliant Works!

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…

Reading a Classic was indeed a Classic experience!

“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!…

Let’s talk about ‘The’ King, Stephen King, and his Memoir

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,…