book review

Book Review : Murder with Bengali Characteristics by Shovon Chowdhury

2 years ago Shaili Desai 1
Shovon Chowdhury’s Murder with Bengali Characteristics is a sequel to his book The Competent Authority (Book Review | Author Interview). Although a sequel to the book, it is a stand alone novel. While The Competent Authority was a purely satirical novel, Murder with Bengali Characteristics is part sci-fi, part satirical and part crime fiction. Image Read More

Book Review: The Mysterious Mr. Jacob by John Zubrzycki

4 years ago Shaili Desai 1
John Zubrzycki, an Australian journalist, gained some fame when he wrote ‘The Last Nizam‘, a book about Mukarram Jah, his rise and subsequent fall. While that book was based on the Nizams of Hyderabad, his book ‘The Mysterious Mr. Jacob’, published by Random House India, is about Alexander Malcolm Jacob, a controversial diamond merchant, and Read More

Book Review: Tantra by Adi

4 years ago Shaili Desai 4
You could say that Tantra by Adi falls in the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre. I generally try to avoid the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre of Indian Fiction. You may not believe it, but there’s usually at least one person in the Delhi Metro who’s reading a Chetan Bhagat book. Everyday. We may criticize him all we want, Read More

Book Review- Aerogrammes and other stories by Tania James

4 years ago Shaili Desai 4
I’ve had a massive realization. I’ve realized that I have finished a LOT of books while travelling in trains. And now, add one more to the list. I finished Aerogrammes and other stories by Tania James while travelling between Valsad and Anand on the Gujarat Express. There was a particularly chatty middle aged person sitting next to Read More

Book Review- Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

4 years ago Shaili Desai 2
Yesterday, I finished reading Last night in Twisted River. The foodie that I am, what I remember most about the book were the descriptions of food! “Today the cook was working on a red wine reduction for the braised beef short ribs, and he had both a light and a dark chicken stock on the Read More

Book Review- Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman

5 years ago Shaili Desai 5
Writing a book review becomes enjoyable when reading the book has given one some pleasure and I have to say, writing this review is one of the easiest things I’ve done. Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman is the story of Jana Laird, a woman with a mission to save Hamara Nagar, a town where Read More

Book Review- Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want?

5 years ago Shaili Desai 2
Book Title: Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want? Author: Rituraj Verma “Stories surround us.” So starts the text on the back cover of the Book ‘Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want?’ And I thought it was just another one straight out of the league of books inspired by Chetan Bhagat Read More