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Abandon
3.17
liked it
I'm quite a fan of Pico Iyer's travelogues, so this was a book that had to be checked out. The protagonist is John Macmillan, an Oxford-educated Engli ...more
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Jul 29, 2011
 
Maria's Room
3.00
liked it
I'm still not sure whether I could ever describe Goa as languid, despite siestas and feni, but this book did make me consider that possibility, and fo ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
A Silence of Desire
3.37
liked it
'A Silence of Desire' is seemingly about the turmoils in the life of a government clerk, after his routine is shattered one day when he finds his wife ...more
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Jul 28, 2011
 
Death of a moneylender
3.47
liked it
Farmer suicides are unfortunately a 'dog bites man' story in journalism parlance, but Falak Anand is sent to a remote village in south central India t ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Jet City Woman
2.65
liked it
The name of the book, inspired by the Queensryche song, would suggest a female protagonist. In a sense there is one, but the narrator is a young stude ...more
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Jul 28, 2011
 
The Quarantine Papers
3.24
liked it
This book was an impulse purchase, a rare thing for me. The 'trailer' (not a synopsis) on the jacket hooked me, and thankfully, unlike a couple of cas ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Snow Crash
4.02
it was amazing
It's really difficult to write a review of this book, because I've never read anything like it before. All I can say is that its extremely engrossing ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.70
really liked it
"You are allowed a long moment of pause, time enough to ask the question : what else have I done wrong?" That is the disturbing thought I was left wit ...more
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Sep 03, 2016
 
A Prisoner of Birth
4.09
it was amazing
Lord Archer hits the bulls eye.. again. Loosely resembling the classic 'The Count of Monte Cristo', this book belongs to the league of his earlier wor ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Things That Can and Cannot Be Said
3.76
really liked it
Given that Ms.Roy is one of the authors, it is only fair to expect a fair amount of radical thought in the book. In just over a hundred pages, it does ...more
Dec 12, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
 
The Red Carpet
3.33
liked it
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
 
My Friend Sancho
2.81
liked it
'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
 
The Betelnut Killers
1.90
The story of a typical mild mannered Gujarati businessman in Oregon - henpecked, confused about how his two children were growing up in America and fo ...more
May 19, 2012
May 15, 2012
 
Lunatic In My Head
3.51
really liked it
Though this is the author's debut, I happened to read it after I read the second work - Neti Neti, which can arguably be seen as a sequel of sorts to ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Animal's People
3.85
liked it
"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
 
Brothers at War (Empire of the Moghul, #2)
3.84
liked it
'Brothers at War' is the second of the 'Empire of the Moghul' series and begins in 1530, right where the first one ended. Babur is dead, and despite n ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Inheritance of Loss
3.41
really liked it
With two main narratives set in Kalimpong and New York, Kiran Desai's second book is an excellent read which can be viewed from many prisms - the effe ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
The Forest of Stories (Mahabharata, #1)
3.78
liked it
Book 1 of Ashok Banker's Mahabharata, MBA if you will. It is an exact rendition of the saga written by Krishna Dweipayana Vyasa. The narrative begins ...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
 
Once Upon A Timezone
2.99
it was ok
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
 
7 Secrets From Hindu Calendar Art (The 7 Secret Series, #1)
3.57
liked it
The 'secrets' part of the title might be a little marketing ploy, but having said that, the book definitely offers a great deal of insights and perspe ...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
 
Afterwards
3.27
liked it
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
 
The Diary Of An Unreasonable Man
3.04
it was ok
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
 
Mumbaistan
3.47
it was ok
Piyush Jha's Mumbaistan has "3 explosive crime thrillers' as a descriptor, and a blurb from Ekta Kapoor that promises "entertainment, entertainment an ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome, #2)
4.28
liked it
Quite a superb sequel to "The First Man in Rome" with an expanded set of characters and perhaps a canvass larger than its predecessor.
Centered around
...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
A Far Horizon: A Novel
3.50
liked it
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
 
Under the Dome
3.89
it was ok
(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
 
The Curious Case Of 221 B: The Secret Notebooks Of John H Watson, Md
2.35
it was ok
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
 
Best Kept Secret
3.93
liked it
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
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
 
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World
3.94
really liked it
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
 
The Wish Maker
2.81
liked it
Ali Sethi's debut novel would have been just another coming of age novel, if it were not for the milieu it is set in, and the characters that make up ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
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