Three Men & A Strange Murder
Writing is an isolated endeavor but the joy of sharing your stories with the world makes it tolerable and even worth sticking to. However, at times you bleed a tale that in hindsight you wish you didn’t have to share with anyone. Not even with the ones closest to you. This story is one of…
Death of Me: A Short Psychological Thriller
After the heartwarming response to my novella, Three Women & A Murder, my belief in writing psychological thrillers with a focus on the human mind and its trappings and not merely suspense mysteries/drama has been strengthened. So here’s another e-novella, which is about the befuddling murder of a housewife named Sukanya Swaminathan. It’s available on…
One Arranged Murder by Chetan Bhagat: A Short Review
A rookie detective named Saurabh loses his fiancee Prerna on Karva Chauth. He discovers her lifeless body thrown out of the terrace of her posh bungalow in Delhi. Her family is distraught and the incompetent and corrupt Delhi police has no clue about the murderer. So now, he must find her killer along with his…
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
After years of reading and pondering, I have now within me a well-installed crap-tracker. And it won’t tolerate stale nonsense that’s sold and churned out, every other day.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H.Lawrence
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take ittragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are amongthe ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to havenew little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now nosmooth road into the future: but we go round, or scrambleover the obstacles. We’ve got…
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Charlie is a teenager who is trying to navigate life, the best he can. He is a wallflower who has just lost his middle school best friend to suicide and his beloved aunt to an accident. He lives in the American suburb of Pittsburgh. And yes, he loves to communicate his deepest and darkest feelings…
Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller
This book shook me to the core. Death of a Salesman is a relevant and accurate account of the repercussions of our misplaced self-image and consumerist values that we grow up with, all the while forgetting to acknowledge our limitations.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Whenever I think of Jane Austen, the first novel that comes to my mind is Persuasion. I loved it then, when I read it for the first time in school. Or later in college on days, when love and romance in the world seemed fit only for fiction.
Emma by Jane Austen
In Emma, by using comedy as a tool, Jane Austen highlights the social hierarchy and class divisions prevalent in the Georgian society. Despite being a romantic comedy, Emma emerges as a scathing social commentary, without turning preachy at any point. Through Austen’s thoughtfully implemented sub-plots, it entertains and yet remains realistic and relevant.
The Japanese Wife by Kunal Basu
Once you close the book, you are left to ponder if love is this ethereal or is it just a case of fictional license. Not to forget, even in Snehamoy’s case, his loneliness gets the better of him.