Book Review: The Eight Crafts of Writing

The Eight Crafts of Writing by Stefan Emunds is a must-have on the bookshelf for anyone who wants a succinct reckoner for basic principles of good writing.

Book Review: Inauspicicous

Book: Inauspicious Author: Renée L. K. Eastabrooks Genre: Contemporary Fiction Review Copy: Reedsy Available at: Amazon.com Some aspects of our society and cultural mores are so horrifying that we strive to keep them under wraps. It takes someone with courage, compassion, and empathy to bring forth depraved secrets so that the evil can be rippedContinue reading “Book Review: Inauspicicous”

Book Review: Espresso with the Devil

Book: Espresso with the Devil Author: Thomas Poppe Genre: Fiction, Self-Discovery, New-Age Review Copy: Reedsy Available on: Amazon.in Must Read! A title as interesting as Espresso with the Devil keeps up to its promise of being an engrossing read. Tom, a writer, is approached at the airport, by Fred, who introduces himself as the Devil.Continue reading “Book Review: Espresso with the Devil”

Book Review: A Million Things To Ask A Neuroscientist

Book: A Million Things To Ask A Neuroscientist: The brain made easy Author: Mike Tranter Genre: Teens and Young Adult (13+), Non-Fiction, Science, Neuroscience Review Copy: Reedsy.com Also available at: Amazon.in When the first word in a book is as casual as OK, you wonder if it is of any merit. A quick walk intoContinue reading “Book Review: A Million Things To Ask A Neuroscientist”

Book Review: Sober Thoughts from the Crazy House

The words flow, each better than the next, sometimes rhyming, sometimes like the churning of an ocean, thoughts dripping from every nook, every crevice. Each thought more relatable than the next, some philosophical, some mundane but the currents strong enough to wash you away.

Reedsy Discovery – A Platform for Indie Publishing

Today, I started reading my first book on the Reedsy Discovery book review community. Reedsy is a British startup online author services firm promoting collaboration between authors and publishing freelancers in the self publishing industry. Discovery, puts a spotlight on the best works of the Independent (indie) publishing world — great books that are oftenContinue reading “Reedsy Discovery – A Platform for Indie Publishing”

Book Review: The Emperor who Vanished

The book has good font size, smooth language, and dives into anecdotes and information from history, art, and architecture. A great memory refresher for adults with a few new facts and a wonderful book to make the children interested in our rich history, monuments, and the wonders of ancient times! I recommend this book for 10 years and above readers and even as a bedtime read for younger children.

Book Review: Yuganta, The End of an Epoch

I was drawn to this book primarily because of its name – Yuganta. The word carries a musical, soulful mystery – it is romantic, it speaks of history in gigantic (end of an epoch) terms, it promises insight into one of the greatest epics of Indian literature and religion – the Mahabharata. Iravati Karve’s bookContinue reading “Book Review: Yuganta, The End of an Epoch”

Book Review: The Great Indian Novel

An Exercise in Self-Indulgence or a Supremely Intellectual Modern Satire While going through a spate of reading mythological literature and fiction, I came across Amazon’s recommendation to read Shashi Tharoor’s The Great Indian Novel. Curiosity made me purchase the novel and few pages into the book I was recommending it to all readers with similar bookContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Indian Novel”

Book Review: Displacement and Desolation in Perumal Murugan’s Characters

When you don’t feel belonged, you are isolated, lonely, and then the voices in the head become larger than life, and the fine line between the real and the perceived diminishes.