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Neti, Neti | Not This, Not This
2.98
Before anything else, the summary on the back of the book - the same one you read above does not really do justice to what the book is about. That's j ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Once Upon A Timezone
3.06
Bollywood style romance with a Hollywood heroine, that's probably how I'd describe the book, not just because of the story and the characters, who see ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Winter Moon
3.69
I was quite surprised that the book was published in 1994. I expected a much earlier date, judging by the work. Its not really bad, but it doesn't hav ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Space Between Us
3.97
Describing 'The Space Between Us' as just another multi-layered tale of relationships would be injustice. Though it is essentially the story of Sera D ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Animal's People
3.83
"I used to be human once. So I'm told. I don't remember it myself, but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet just like a human ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
My Friend Sancho
2.76
'My friend Sancho' is the debut novel of Amit Varma, made famous by the blog 'India Uncut', which incidentally, is given quite a few plugs. A blogger' ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Under the Dome
3.89
(ex) Captain Dale Barbara is about to leave town when a gigantic, transparent dome envelops the town of Chester's Mill. He could consider himself luck ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
A Far Horizon: A Novel
3.30
Meira Chand mixes recorded history with fiction - her own interpretation of events, to create an interesting tale. Set in 1756, the book deals with th ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Curious Case Of 221 B: The Secret Notebooks Of John H Watson, Md
2.37
Partha Basu takes Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective Sherlock Holmes and shows him as well as many of the cases that Baker Street fans are familiar ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Diary Of An Unreasonable Man
3.11
Many of us could identify with Pranav Kumar, the advertising executive who suddenly thinks out of his cubicle and realises the perils of this generati ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Temptations Of The West
3.59
A commentary on life in the subcontinent, that vividly portrays issues that pertain to the region- from the university politics of Uttar Pradesh to th ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World
3.89
I've always been a fan of Pankaj Mishra's melancholic way of writing, which just borders on cynicism. This book, while a study on the evolution of Bud ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Kerala Kerala Quite Contrary
3.80
This is an anthology of 26 works, edited by Shinie Antony, who also contributes a few as author, interviewer and chronicler. The title, IMHO, is a bit ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
3.98
In his introduction to the book, William Dalrymple explains how he has tried to invert the travel writing style of the eighties, highlighting the subj ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Elephant And The Maruti: Stories
3.05
Radhika Jha is perhaps one of the most unique authors I've ever read, even if I had to judge only from this book. There is a vividness in the prose th ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Ireland: Awakening (The Dublin Saga, #2)
4.06
The second part of Rutherford's Ireland saga. Starting in 1597 and ending in 1922, it continues to trace the life and times of the six families first ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Red Carpet
3.29
The Red Carpet is a collection of short stories – eight of them, a slice of life of a generation in transit, with its amazing contradictions, all set ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Chasing the Monk's Shadow
3.76
There are some books that one wishes went on forever, for the vicarious experience offered is incredible. This is one of those. Long after the pages h ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
First Proof
3.33
I'm a few years late in reading this, so it's no longer 'new' writing. But that doesn't take away much from a decent collection of fiction and non-fic ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Space
3.92
..the final frontier. To me, space has been an abstract, with a few perspectives molded by the science fiction I read. with this work, albeit a novel, ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Best Kept Secret
3.81
The third volume of the Clifton Chronicles, which picks up right at the point where the second one ended - the House of Lords deciding the beneficiary ...more
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2 States: The Story of My Marriage
3.45
When Khanna & Iyer met Ek Duje ke Liye. Chetan Bhagat's works have never been literary classics, relying more on a racy story, wit, and an interes ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Confessions Of An Indian Woman Eater
3.18
Amit Ray, the protagonist, starts off by leaving home and his hometown - Calcutta. In his own words, "a gesture, like goodbye notes from failed suicid ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
And Thereby Hangs a Tale
3.62
The good news is that Lord Archer still has that amazing gift of storytelling, the bad news is that the twists seem to have been blunted a bit. Its pr ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Mumbaistan: 3 Explosive Crime Thrillers
3.36
Piyush Jha's Mumbaistan has "3 explosive crime thrillers' as a descriptor, and a blurb from Ekta Kapoor that promises "entertainment, entertainment an ...more
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Dreams For The Dying
3.17
The book is an interesting statement on gender and sexuality. Its also quite a compelling murder mystery, and even though it might turn into a 'what i ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
First Proof 2: The Penguin Book of New Writing from India
3.00
The second edition of Penguin's annual anthology, this one has poetry in addition to fiction and non-fiction.

There are 11 works of non fiction, thoug
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Jul 25, 2011
 
1984
4.10
Winston Smith thinks it is 1984, but it could be 2050, for all you know, for all you know is controlled by Big Brother. For as the book constantly rem ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Mammoth Book Of Short Science Fiction Novels
3.85
The book consists of 13 science fiction novellas all written between 1950 and 1980. At the outset, I am a bit disappointed that I didn't like the book ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Afterwards
3.21
Having read both of Jaishree Misra's earlier works, I was almost given into believing that this was going the same way as 'Ancient Promises' had. Whil ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
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