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Crime and Punishment
4.14
It is one of the greatest books I have ever read and can read it over and over again. Dostoyevsky is sheer genius and brings to life a character that...more
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Aug 14, 2011
 
In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India
3.81
Edward Luce covers all his grounds when it comes to the economic strengths and weaknesses of the rising India. Yet in that analysis is lost the social...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
The book is by no means what I had expected going in. What I had expected was a biography of Henrietta Lacks and why she was said to be "Immortal". Ye...more
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
 
Medical Physiology, Updated Edition: With Student Consult Online Access
4.07
A masterpiece. One of, if not, the best resource for gaining an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of physiology. Boron and Boulpaep dive into subj...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
Short Stories
4.34
I dont know if this review can warrant justice to the magnificence and brilliance of Anton Chekhov. All you need to do is read one story. That's all....more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
The Happiness of Blond People: A Personal Meditation on the Dangers of Identity
4.05
It goes without mention that Elif Shafak is a gem and a gift to all readers. It is rare to find a writer who can lace the gaps between Eastern and Wes...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
 
Cyrano de Bergerac
4.04
What a classic! I know it may seem redundant and repetitive to say that this book is a classic, but there really is no other way around it. I have a p...more
Jan 2006
Dec 10, 2011
 
The Inheritance of Loss
3.37
There is no question that Kiran Desai possesses the magnificence of prose that mirror her mother's writing in many ways. Each sentence is crafted with...more
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Aug 10, 2011
 
Snow
3.50
Highly engrossing read, that connects deep with the reader. Especially anyone who has seen first-hand or has been caught up with the moral dilemma of...more
May 23, 2013
Jul 15, 2012
 
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
3.93
As much as I would like to call this a book of neuroscience, I feel that actual scientific content in this book is rather sparse. It feels more that E...more
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Aug 10, 2011
 
Short Stories From Rabindranath Tagore
4.34
Each and every story in this collection rings of classic Tagore. For anyone looking to delve into the universe of India's greatest author and thinker,...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
3.97
The idea and purpose behind the book is innovative and groundbreaking yet I feel that covering the concept of checklist doesn't require a while book t...more
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Aug 14, 2011
 
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan
4.35
William Dalrymple does it again! A must read to understand the feelings of the Afghan people and their rich history. Reading history always brings me...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
Air Froid
3.71
Another tale in Lovecraft dimension. Cool Air is an illustration of how Lovecraft so smoothly and eloquently manages to surprise the reader, making wh...more
Sep 2005
Nov 25, 2011
 
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
4.12
Speaks volumes to the genius of Dostoyevsky. In one dream and only a few pages, he turns the tables on the evolution of human thought and how our thir...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
The Bet
4.09
Moving story of finding satisfaction and happiness without the acquisitive desire of wealth and fame. Especially in our purely capitalistic world toda...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
 
Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine
3.60
One of the most prolific medical historians of all time, Roy Porter's Book is an amazing story of the journey medicine has taken since the ancient yea...more
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Aug 10, 2011
 
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
4.20
Well written and lively accounts of surgical experiences that leave you inspired and in awe of what surprises the medical profession brings yet also h...more
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Aug 14, 2011
 
Problem-Based Immunology
4.50
Cases and questions are well written and provide a more practical approach to understanding immunology. Great as a supplement to textbooks and looking...more
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Feb 13, 2014
 
Letters from a Father to his Daughter
3.88
A beautiful book Of the general history o the world. A collections of letters that really bring to light the affectionate relationship between a fathe...more
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Aug 21, 2011
 
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
4.19
A much needed book on how we can tackle the issue of poverty utilizing studies on what has worked in the past. What makes this book stand out is the '...more
Nov 22, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
Life of Pi
3.86
A beautiful and powerful story with innumerable lessons for life and its true value. A journey that I recommend for all to take.
Sep 2010
Jun 24, 2011
 
The Death of Vishnu
3.61
Wonderful book!! It connects with you at so many levels. Inspires you to stop and look at what is around you in your life.
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Aug 10, 2011
 
The Nose
3.97
Wonderful read. Classic Gogol.
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Feb 05, 2014
 
White Nights and Other Stories
4.09
Once I read this story, I was left in awe of Dostoyevsky's Russia. The way he paints his scenes go far and beyond in detail than one would expect. The...more
Jan 2012
Feb 01, 2012
 
The Problem of China
4.19
Has surprising relevance in today's global climate. Bertrand Russell, a thinker beyond his time, proves himself once again. A must read for anyone loo...more
May 08, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
The Emperor of All Maladies
4.26
Be prepared for what is a spectacular journey of the history of cancer. This book is nothing less than an artful masterpiece, from a scientific perspe...more
Oct 26, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
Freedom at Midnight
4.29
It is by far the BEST first book to get a grasp into the foundations of Indian independence and the creation of Pakistan. Lapierre and Collins Have pr...more
Aug 14, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
3.98
A gripping and eye-opening tale of the 'other' India that is left out of news headlines and op-eds. Katherine Boo has done what almost no author on In...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
3.64
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Jan 14, 2014
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