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Youth
3.67
**spoiler alert** This is actually a short story rather than a complete novel, and can be completed in one sitting. It's sci-fi, but with a touch of h ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
4.13
I-Robot is easily among the the most enthralling, captivating books that I have ever come across. Had to really put in an effort to keep myself from r ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 24, 2012
 
Tony Takitani
4.02
This is a pretty simple story narrated in a very simple, straightforward manner. There is no hidden mystery or any surprises jumping out at you, or in ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
Siddhartha
3.95
**spoiler alert** I picked up this book initially thinking that this was some sort of a peek into the life of Goutama Buddha (who was called Siddharth ...more
May 28, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Olga: A Daughter's Tale
3.83
A powerful touching biography of a young colored woman during the days when racism was still very much present in post colonial Britain.

Hailing from
...more
May 27, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy #1)
3.94
While definitely not a retelling of the Shiva purana (as some people have claimed,...probably under the sway of awe and admiration for the story),... ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
 
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
3.76
Pretty funny book actually, although I have probably missed much of the subtle (sarcastic) references mentioned in this book, due to my background (al ...more
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.18
**spoiler alert**

As a sci-fi novel (and story series), this book (and the series as a whole) is quite good and entertaining.

But, where this novel to
...more
Apr 02, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.32
The experiences of Viktor Frankl in the Nazi concentration camp at the notorious Auschwitz site have haunted me for a long time...and have made me bro ...more
not set
May 03, 2012
 
Baree: The Story of a Wolf-Dog
3.93
**spoiler alert** Baree, a dark blackish coloured wolf dog, was born to Kazan and Gray wolf (from the book above) and this book is devoted to his adve ...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
Peter Pan
4.10
Probably the last time I'll ever read a kid's book.

Found it childish and unappealing... and then I realized that childish is exactly what the book is
...more
May 21, 2012
May 15, 2012
 
Kazan
4.17
**spoiler alert** One of the most lively and enjoyable books that I have ever read. This is a must read for animal lovers, nature lovers and especiall ...more
May 23, 2012
May 21, 2012
 
Star Trek: Voyager: Children of the Storm
4.01
This is my first Voyager book (all my other books are Enterprise / TOS books), and I really liked it. Voyager was the first trek series that I had see ...more
May 14, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.83
This book left me with a bevy of thoughts and feelings. It is narrated in the first person, thus presenting a realistic view of a complex world from t ...more
Sep 18, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
4.05
The tales of Scheherazade give an interesting peek into the culture, imagination and lifestyle of a different time and age.

When I was a kid, I had se
...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
I was left with some mixed feelings about this book. It took some time for these conflicting impressions to align, and a third much more encompassing ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Apr 30, 2012
 
Dracula
3.95
Vampire lore is so much a part of popular folklore and urban culture. However, this is where it all started. Count Dracula was the most famous vampire ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.71
My rating is 3+, however not really a 4. I am not completely sure why I am so reluctant to give this book a better rating. It's probably because I did ...more
Jul 2013
Aug 06, 2012
 
Norwegian Wood
4.02
**spoiler alert** ****Spoiler Alert****

This novel comes with a reputation of being one of the most popular novels ever in Japan, being one of the best
...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.66
**spoiler alert** It was an interesting read overall...although I had to skim through parts where some descriptions grew very lengthy and kinda boring ...more
Jun 09, 2014
Apr 04, 2013
 
Distant Shores
3.94
A really great collection of short stories. This is the first short story collection in the Star Trek universe that I have come across, and really lov ...more
Mar 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
Inheritance (Inheritance, #4)
4.05
Really enjoyed this book. Fitting finish to the series. Also, I now realize how totally ridiculous the movie based on the first book was. They seem to ...more
Aug 11, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
The Good That Men Do (Star Trek: Enterprise #11)
3.89
Finally...we have a good explanation about what "really" happened with Commander Tucker.

The way his character was just killed off in the final episode
...more
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
Unspoken Abandonment: Sometimes the hardest part of going to war is coming home
4.17
Really moving. Paints quite a vivid picture of a few scenes from a soldiers' life. Stated in a very matter of fact manner and language, some parts of ...more
Feb 27, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Really really boring for large sections of the book, and you can safely skim through much of the storyline without missing anything important. This is ...more
Jun 17, 2013
Aug 06, 2012
 
Animal Farm
3.81
Satire at its best...Some of the events made me wonder whether the reference was really just to Communist "Comrades" or was this also a prediction abo ...more
May 15, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
The Secret of the Nagas (Shiva Trilogy #2)
3.93
Succumbed to the temptation this time, and read this book cover to cover in 1.5 days. What a journey!! This is even better than the first, and the cli ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
 
1984
4.10
This is easily the best dystopian novel that I have read till date.

Quite a bit disturbing when you really think about it. The picture showing the exte
...more
Dec 19, 2013
Aug 15, 2012
 
Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek: Enterprise #12)
3.68
Do un-winnable situations really exist?
What would you do in a such a situation?
What if you know that there is real threat to your people, but the on
...more
May 07, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
Euthyphro
3.87
Wow! Socrates really knew how to ask questions!! Am left amazed by the sound arguments and logical reasoning in his words. Totally awesome!
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
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